Mumba Yachi
Mumba Yachi

Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) says the Association will support Mumba Yachi with legal support throughout his Immigration case.

ZAM President, Njoya Tembo says his Association’s lawyers will help Yachi with legal support he is a paid member of the Music Association.

He said Mumba distinctively represented Zambia excellently in all his tours and assignments around the world and helped to put the country on the world map.

Mr. Tembo added that it cannot be denied that Mumba attended under five clinic in Zambia having grown-up in Mukambo in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt province.

Mumba Yachi is but a victim of the colonial divides which separated tribes, communities and families to suit the wanton interests of colonialist forces which drew artificial boundaries across communities for their selfish interests, he said.

Mr. Tembo described the Yachi saga as unfortunate and a practical manifestation of the impact of colonialism on the people of Africa and all formerly colonized peoples of the world.

And ZAM urged Africans to embrace the spirit of a United Africa as espoused by our founding fathers to which cause our own founding president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was an active proponent.

The immigration department recently arrested Mumba Yachi for knowingly making false representation for purpose of obtaining Zambia National Registration card and Zambia passport contrary to section 13(1) (c) of national registration Act and section 23(1)(a) of passport Act, 2016 of the laws of Zambia.

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  1. Zambian immigration are so primitive! Why are you so legalistic about fake borders created by the British.They split tribes in half,families in half etc.This young man has grown up in Zambia all his life and you deport him to a country he doesn’t know!! Congolese and Zambians are largely the same people,our names are the same,at the borders our languages are similar.Stop perpetuating colonial mentalities in Zambia.The global village is becoming one and technology has done away with borders.Our own first President KK was from Malawi! I’m so embarrassed and disgusted to read this story.

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    • Kikiki, when Maimane comments about Zambia you say, “we are a sovereign state”..which state? Then you recognize the boundaries created by the British??? You are so petty. You can’t have it both ways…the guy was not born in Zambia, and waste still he “lied” by forcifying papers to get a Zambian passport.

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    • @Don Man do not deceive yourself,we have never been a sovereign state.We are the slaves of Western powers- IMF, World Bank, Chinese etc…We don’t make our decisions.Who owns our copper? who decides which projects to fund,who comes up with our policies…Do not deceive your self, when we can fund ourselves,manufacture our own goods then we are sovereign. In the meantime we are Bantu speaking people from the Luba-Lunda kingdom.If you we are lazy our brothers from across the mango grove separating our villages will come and work.Who decides that a paper is false?Rules change all the time.Rules are decided by humans.Even HH was released by a human who changed his mind.In the same way those ‘fake’ NRC’s or passportcs an be declared legal just like that.

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    • @Lindiwe, that’s not the way it works. If its true that he forged his documents what is the reason for us to advocate for his freedom? His musical career?

      Of course I am not rejoicing that he is under arrest him, but there are immigration laws everywhere that everyone must follow. If the law is soft on musicians, why should it be hard a Nigerian drug dealer with forged Zambian papers? Only the truth can vindicate an individual before the law and award him back his human right of freedom.

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    • @Nine Chale firstly in a perfect Zambia with systems that actually work I would side with you.But we know that our some of our laws were last updated in 1905.If someone has been living in Zambia since birth he should automatically be Zambian.But we know that we have to produce the names of some chief and village in order to be given an NRC or passport even though most of us grew up in towns and cities. If you have lived in Zambia for 20 years why should you be deported? Isn’t it logic that you belong to that country?Our laws need changing ,it’s not right to treat people that way. Even Trump is being criticized for wanting to deport ‘dreamers in America’…Our colonial master Britain give citizenship after 8-10 years if Im not mistaken ,but in Zambia a Congolese who has lived in Zambia…

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    • IT’S SO RELIEVING TO HEAR THAT ZAM WILL PAY THE LEGAL FEES FOR MUMBA YACHI. OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS NOTHING CONGOLESE IN MUMBA YACHI. I LOVE MUMBA YACHI AND HIS AUTHENTIC ZAMBIAN MUSIC. HE IS A TRUE ZAMBIAN MUSICIAN. HE IS ONE OF VERY FEW MUSICIANS WITH REAL MUSIC IN ZAMBIA. I PERSONALLY LOVE AND LISTEN TO MUMBA YACHI’S MUSIC EVERY DAY. I WISH MUMBA YACHI THE BEST. GOD BLESS MUMBA YACHI.

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    • after reading all the comments. am glad that people are waking up and understand the effects of a white supremacists world. fake borders.infact lets take it further and say no to zambia as a country. how do u divide people up like that and we foolish enough agree that this is zambia.that one is a foreigner. abash zambia. throw away those NRCs.

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  2. If the guy is from Congo DR,then no need for ZAM lawyers to defend him.let him just go back to Congo DR because Zambia is for Zambians-period!!
    These foreigners are the ones getting our few jobs leaving real Zambians without jobs!!

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    • You are pure evil, I thought it was only HH you hate but now this comment makes me understand your nature.
      You need to repent and change your thinking.

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    • He is from Mokambo. Most of us who were born in Mufulira know that Mokambo straddles Zambia and DRC. People living there buy food from mufulira. The border which goes deep into Zambia is very artificial. We should not be so strait jacketed about it

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    • @Njimbu… Lets hear you sing like MUMBA YACHI. WHat job has he taken from you? Very irresponsible comments you are making here my friend. This guy is a legend. SO ba immigration you cant recover my files when i lose a Reg. but suddenly you are able to prove that Mumba Yachi is not Zambian because e has family in Congo? Who gave him teh reg and passport to begin with? Lets arrest that guy for not doing his job… because according to this story the docs are not fake!

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  3. Mupaseni chabe document naimwe…monga anapaya muntu? Arrest those who are likely to disturb our peace, such as the clowns who go out of their way peddling lies about Zambia.

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  4. Can ZAM lawyers help my girlfriend get an illegal passport in Zambia? She’s Malawian but she can sing. Not recorded an album yet, but she sings in the shower.

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  5. This is where I have a pproblem with zambian immigration…..busy harassing other Africans0 while they are getting fat with bribes from mwenyes, now you find full mwenyes all over Zambia who have Zambian papers but can’t even speak English let alone a Zambian language….

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    • @ Eye-of-Horus, why? I have no problem with other Africans living amongst us but it’s the felony of trying to obtaining citizenship by false pretence and deceit that disturbs me. I have always made it known on this forum that I’m not a sympathist of dual citizenry.

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  6. Are we patriotic Zambians? Surely should we allow a foreigner to be a Zambian just because he sings well? ZAM is a joke institution. Take the ***** to Congo where he hails from. ZAM here mwamonekela.

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  7. Mumba Yachi ukutubepa shuwa ati uli wakumwesu kanshi uli waku Kongo?

    No wonder you resemble Franco (Luambo Makiadi) so much in his early years and sing like him too.

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  8. Eston Mulenga was of Tanzanian decent.He represented and even died for the country.
    Kenneth Kaunda has Malawian origins but was the president of Zambia.
    The fact that Mumba did his early education in Zambia and grew-up in Mukambo in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt province is enough for him to be Zambian.Don’t bring back those FTJ issues of jealousy and hatred

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    • there are plenty such people. Africans should stop being xenophobic because no African made any border. Umusungu tells you this is Northern Rhodesia and you grow up hating everyone outside his borders. Wake up African mental slave

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  9. He deserves that NRC and passport. All the time he has been promoting Zambia nobody opened their mouths about his status. Zambia has been governed by foreigners since independence, what’s wrong with that? KK and Lungu, from Malawi. Chiluba and Mwanawasa from Zaire, RB, Southern Rhodesia, Sata, Tanganyika.

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  10. Guys, those supporting illegality are not zambians and love your country. Yes, of course if he got those documents normally, I have no problem. Tell guys which country can you go and obtain papers illegally and allow it to say no let him be these are artificial boundaries? Be serious guys. Go to Australia and get illegal papers and see if you will be spared. Muleyenda so that mwamona efyo ifyalo fimbi apply immigration laws. Ubupuba fye mu Zambia.

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    • He was given the papers by the government, He has Zambian roots unlike the Chinese you are now worshipping whilst they reap your natural resources.
      He’s probably contributing more to Zambia than ten of you.
      If you were rejected in Australia it’s not Mumba’s fault.

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  11. Mafikizolo, you are just another person who don’t read before commenting. That’s why Zambia will never get out of Corruption because of people like you. I said, if he got those documents legally have no problem but if it was dubiously then you are supporting it then it’s wrong.I gave you an example of Australia doesn’t mean I’m rejected , NO. I’m have no problem with authority here because I have followed the normal way of legislation. So don’t be dull.

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  12. @Nine Chale: For me, what I don’t like is the double standards being exhibited here. Yachi gets arrested and thrown straight in remand prison, yet that Nkana player, “Walter Bwalya” is treated differently. What happened? The chap “Bwalya” was arrested and released and allowed to formalise his papers. Law must be seen to be applied equitably. What’s so special with a footballer, yet we have hundreds of Nigeria, Congolese, Somalis, Tanzanians languishing right now in remand prisons awaiting deportation.

    Remember Dora Siliya’s husband?

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  13. I don’t support double standards either and that is why I don’t shield corruption nor forgery of documents.

    I did not follow the cases you have mentioned so I can’t comment on those. All I can say is that there is no collective vindication before the law. Each case is treated individually and therefore has a different turn out.
    You cannot drive through a red light and then after being apprehended start saying: “…but one person I know also drove past a red light and was pardoned.”
    Maybe it works in a banana republic but certainly not in a serious country that respects law and order.

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  14. Just forgive this and give him citizenship. These are some of the colonial border victims whose uncles and cousins were left just avross the border in Zambia. Accordibg to ne, Terrible, Mumba Yachi is a lot more useful, more mature, and certainly more patriotic to Zambia than underfive whom they nolled recently. Where is Patricia Scotland to intervene for this young man?

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  15. What is so special about this Mumba that the entire immigration descended on that poor chap with an shaven chin?

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  16. Whether born in the Congo or Zambia, he’s Zambian by virtue of having one Zambian parent and, therefore, is entitled to a green national registration card and a passport!

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  17. Why all this blame game on the British, KK and the rest have had 53 years to amend the immigration act to African standards but they failed so blame the Zambian gov’t and minister’s, by the way the immigration act was rewritten in 2006 and again in 2010 so why was nothing done, in fact under British rule you could travel and do your thing in Malawi,Zim and Zambia no borders, those borders only went up in the late 60’s way after Independence. how do you think KK got into Zambia from Malawi

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  18. ZAM you are really dull and primitive – supporting illegalities just because someone can sing is st.upidity at its worst. Thats why some of you were busy supporting someone who blocked presidential motorcade in Monngu mainly because some of you are sympathetic to thieves and wrong doers.
    Let him go back to Congo. He can come back and sing as a foreigner just like other singers. Whats so special about this guy. is it because he does not shave his beard or what?
    Congolese will never support or like you even when you have built a nice road through their country.

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  19. It’s not about borders. It’s about legality. We’ve laws concerning borders and these laws must be adhered to otherwise there will be chaos. I wonder what type of leadership ZAM has which can’t see that their member broke the law.

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  20. I wonder how many of you calling Mumba Yachis case forgery actually know where you are truly from.. Your grandparents or parents had to guess their date of birth or rather have it guessed for them by some muzungu (forgery??).. How many of you have even been to the villages on your NRC? Mumba Yachi is more Zambian than many of you on this platform…in progressive countries such talent would be poached and quickly made citizen.. Have you taken a look at the French National Football team??

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    • Zambians love to quickly rush to “law is law” but how many of you here take yourselves to the police saying “I have been drinking and therefore cannot drive so detain me or take me home”? Law is the law indeed.

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  21. So Mumba Yachi is going to court and plead his innocence – right? What I want to know if it is true his not a Zambian and forged the documents that he has showing his one. I know its a bitter pill, most of us like the fellow.

    Has any you guys visited him where his being held, and heard the side of his story? We only have the immigration department story so far and not Mumba’s. We wait for the court session then??

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  22. Zambian government have eyes but there can’t see look Mumba Yachi he works very hard to put our flag up. Now look at the so Called chine’s , Indian’s etc they are big thieves in our country.

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  23. THOSE GUYS ARE EXPOSING THERE DULLNESS, HOW DO YOU SUPPORT AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT. ZAMBIA IS NOT FOR GRABS. WHY DIDN’T THAT GUY APPLY FOR NATURALIZATION IN A PROPER WAY. WAKE UP ZAM. WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING OUR NRC,S ON THE BLACK MARKET

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  24. This is really pity. Look at my cousin has been victims of the same. We used to stay in chembe near Mwanawasa bridge. My father is from the mwenda village which is separated by a small river where the mwanawasa bridge has been constructed and this village is in DRC and my mum is from Mikalashi village( Zambian side). My father was a business man who used to give goods for credit and married my mother in the same village Mikalashi. 85% of people from this mwenda village were all born at chembe clinic in Zambia because their government did not care about this small village as they are perceived to be Zambians who came and settle in this village. 70% of these people have NRCs. Those who dont have are real congolese. Lusaka Times if you want you can do your investigation and most of them dont…

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  25. WHAT HAPPENED TO JO JO MWANGAZA???? IS IT TRUE WHAT I HEAR THAT BECAUSE OF PULL HIM DOWN (PHD), IN ZAMBIA WHENEVER A MUSICIAN SUCCEEDS, THE OTHER MUSICIANS CONCOCT A FAKE STORY TO HAVE THAT ONE KICKED OUT.

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  26. There’s no need for supporting or opposing the obvious just be you belong to Upnd. If the guy got his papers in the correct way i.e. he was Congolese and wanted to become Zambian by applying to the ministry of home affairs, nothing of this could have happened. They say shortcuts are always wrong cuts.

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  27. Forging documents especially Citizenship ones is a serious crime and perpetrators should not go scoot free regardless of their social standing or contribution to whatever body.These foreigners who come into Zambia using dubious means pose great danger to the Nation because they are not screened in terms of criminal records and tropical diseases which govt spends millions in combating resulting in developmental projects to abandoned for lack of funding some contractors by Govt.

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