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A ZAMBIAN has been fined K40,000 by the Chingola Magistrate Court for aiding a Congolese.

The magistrate court on Friday convicted and sentenced Frank Mukupa, 28 of house number 40, Fifth Street,Mindolo West, Kitwe to pay a fine of K 40,000 or in default two years simple imprisonment for aiding KasongoBuari 23, of Lubumbashi to enter the country illegally.

Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka said yesterday that a Congolese was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of K 5,000 or in default one year, six months simple imprisonment for unlawful entry.

Meanwhile, the Nakonde Subordinate Court has convicted Stanley Mwazi Simbaya 33, a resident of Nakonde District for smuggling in persons contrary to section 9(1) of the Anti-human trafficking Act No. 11.

Mr Nshinka said Simbaya was on 20th December 2014 arrested and charged for the offence of smuggling 26 Ethiopian nationals into Zambia on the material date of 20th September 2014. “After a prolonged court process which included testimonies from key witnesses including that of an expert witness from a named Mobile service provider which proved that the Sim Card found in the vehicle used to smuggle the Ethiopians belonged to the accused, Simbaya was on 3rd January, 2016 convicted and has since been committed to the High Court for sentencing,”he said.

In a related development, the Chililabombwe Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a Congolese national to nine months simple imprisonment without an option of a fine for unlawful entry.

Mr Nshinka said two Tanzanian nationals were convicted and sentenced to pay fines of K 500 each or in default nine months simple imprisonment for trading without permits in Solwezi.

And the department has been Friday and Sunday arrested 24 foreigners for immigration offences.

He said these includes 15 Ethiopians intercepted at a check point in Nakonde after failing to produce travel documentation, eight Malawian nationals arrested for unlawful entry in Chipata and a Congolese national arrested in Chingola for a similar offence.

During the same period the Department also removed a total of 67 Prohibited Immigrants from the country.

These include 47 Tanzanians, two Burundese, two Nigerians and one Somali removed by Lusaka Regional Immigration Office and 15 Tanzanians removed by the Kitwe Immigration Office.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. These are foreigners paid by the ruling party coming into Zambia to grant their masters their wish but the ruling party’s scheme is back-firing

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  2. Just convince me that there are no illegal chinese or indians in Zambia. Seems all the illegals are from neighbouring countries or basically all are africans. Goes to show just how inept and compromised the system is.

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    • Its much more difficult for some1 to come all the way from china,india or Lebanon without legal documentation bcoz they most likely use the airport where screenin is done, than it is for these our neighbours who mostly use bush paths to enter zambia.

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  3. You are right how many Indians, Lebanese, Chinese are in our country with illegal work permits and are working as accountants.

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  4. I don’t understand this ‘justice’ he aids someone you fine him 40,000 then the criminal is fined 5000?????

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  5. But kwena ba editor ba mu Zambia awe mwee! Intro Ati: A ZAMBIAN has been fined K40,000 by the Chingola Magistrate Court for aiding a Congolese.
    So we cant aid a Congolese?

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  6. Go to Samsung Zambia and you will find more expatraites than would be required in a decent and functional country. Reason: Samsung has employed children of a senior immigration official for no meritious reason but to look the other side.

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