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Mumba Yachi fined K10,000 for fraudulently obtaining Zambian NRC

General News Mumba Yachi fined K10,000 for fraudulently obtaining Zambian NRC

Mumba Yachi
Mumba Yachi

Folk singer Mumba Yachi has been fined by the Lusaka Magistrate Court K10,000 for obtaining a Green National Registration card and passport when he was fully aware that his parents are Congolese.

When Yachi appeared before magistrate Kapulo, the State applied to withdraw count one which alleged that he entered Zambia through Mokambo Border Post and continued to stay unlawfully in the country without a valid permit or authority from the Immigration Department.

The State submitted that the application to withdraw the first count was pursuant to section 88 (a) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Magistrate Kapulo said the court had no objection to the application to withdraw the first count and discharged Yachi of the offence.

Magistrate Kapulo said the court had no objection to the application to withdraw the first count and discharged Yachi of the offence.

Yachi then took fresh plea in the second and third counts, admitting that he willfully gave false information to a public officer for the purposes of obtaining a green national registration card and a passport by claiming his parents were Zambian.

Magistrate Kapulo convicted him upon his own admission of guilt.

In mitigation, Yachi, through his lawyer, asked for leniency as he was a first offender and that he had not caused any trouble in Zambia.

Yachi said he had not been in conflict with the law.

He said he deeply regretted his actions and he was remorseful.

Yachi said he married a Zambian woman and had a daughter, both of whom depended on him for survival.

He said he had actively participated in the HeforSheCampaign, which was an integral part in the fight against GBV.

Yachi added that he had contributed to the growth of Zambian music, and that to err was human.

Passing sentence, the magistrate said she had considered what Yachi said in mitigation and fined him K4,000 in the second count and K6,000 in third count or in default serve six months simple imprisonment in each of the counts.

She said the total fine was K10,000 or in default serve 12 months simple imprisonment and ordered that the money be paid by November 16.

Magistrate Kapulo said Yachi could follow up the K5,000 cash bail he deposited in court after paying the fines.

34 COMMENTS

  1. Yes declaring FALSE INFORMATION IS DISHONEST,NOT GOOD! However, we must be looking at making IT A BIT EASIER FOR THOSE COMING FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES TO GET RESIDENCE AND EVENTUAL CITIZENSHIP rather than now WHERE AN INDIAN OR LABANESE and very soon CHINESE CAN BECOME ZAMBIAN WHILE AN ANGOLAN,CONGOLESE WHO GREW UP HERE TOILS AND FAILS AND ARE ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS FOREIGNERS!! How can a FELLOW BLACK BE MORE FOREIGNER THAN ONE COMING THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY WITH NO CULTURAL LINKS TO US??!!

    • The amount is too low and he was let free to stay. In the USA you are imprisoned and sent back to your country. Law enforcement is selective in our country. If one is at loggerheads with the govt, one is deported, if not, one stays. Wow! No wonder we have illegal voters too.

    • Leave him alone even Chiluba was Congolese he stole from us yet you let him. double standards the Zambian justice system very evil and corrupt.

      lets see how you will handle Lungu 2021 campaign, we will not allow him to stand tho

    • Charge the Officer or Persons that offered him this Reg or Passports

      Beat the system NOT the Person

      Pathetic Zambians, just so dull- I will NEVER marry any of them.
      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

    • It’s fine just pay, forget even the bail thing.
      My uncle in Mufulira used to farm in Mukambo, Congo. I remember him giving immigration, if any roadblock, some maize and pumpkins. ID was bemba accent. Some border marks there are anti hills, ifyulu.

    • Mushota your are right. I went all the way to Europe to marry a white European woman and brought her here. I met a lot of Zambian women there but all of them wanted a man who could just help them stay there. I CAN’T marry a Zambian woman especially one who lives abroad. MALABISHI!!!

  2. Ministry of Home Affairs should check NRCs for every one who claims to be from Luapula Province. These K10, 000 can help us balance the Budget. I’m sure Mr. Mutati can be interested in my opinion.

    Happy for you Yachi now you can live in peace. I wonder why you didn’t get proper citizenship when you are actually married to a Zambian?

  3. The amount is too low and he was let free to stay. In the USA you are imprisoned and sent back to your country. Law enforcement is selective in our country. If one is at loggerheads with the govt, one is deported, if not, one stays. Wow! No wonder we have illegal voters too.

  4. The problem is our system is not digital. I don’t even know why we do finger prints when getting an NRC when it’s just an academic exercise. We have people with 2, 3 or 4 NRCs. Immediately a kid is born, they should make it law to issue them with a birth certificate. Birth data should be computerised. It’s shameful that there are kids born in villages without birth records. In 2017, we still have a manual system at Home Affairs. That’s why these footballers can change their years at will because of such loopholes.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS MR MUMBA YACHI. I AM LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I AM ONE OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE TO LEARN THAT YOUR CASE HAS BEEN DESPOSED OFF IN THE POSITIVE MANNER BOTH ON YOUR SIDE AND THE THE STATE. I AM VERY HAPPY THAT YOU WERE TRUTHFUL AND THE STATE PRACTISED LENIENCY IN HANDLING YOUR CASE. THE BEST PART OF YOU IS THAT YOU ARE NOT A TROUBLE MAKER AND YOU ARE A VERY PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN AND IN MY OWN CONVICTION I KNEW THAT OUR LEGAL SYSTEM IN ZAMBIA WILL PRACTISE PROFESSIONALISM WITHOUT BIAS. I ALSO CONGRATULATE AND THANK OUR LEGAL SYSTEM FOR THEIR DEEP REASONING ON A PERSON WHO HAS NO RECOURSE TO THE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES- HOWEVER, WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ZAMBIA BY USING HIS ARTISTIC TALENTS. AND I AM TALKING ABOUT MUMBA YACHI. GOD BLESS MUMBA YACHI AND GOD BLESS OUR LEGAL…

    • Be quiet, and stop shouting at us. Everyone has to follow the law including your favorite idols. You think obtaining citizenship by false pretense is okay? Try that in the USA and you’ll be in prison for a very long time.

  6. Too bad mumba yachi..I thought you were a Zambian, now to know that you are from Congo its bad…. Any now you can stay in peace… congrats…

  7. Corrupt immigration picking on fellow black Africans while all the Indians in zambia have reg cards…even those who can not even speak English or any Zambian language…

  8. We beilve the Indians operate under an organised syndicate where their fixers pay senior immigration and police monthly fees so as to not harass Indians.. ..

  9. the problem with this country is that we like politics more at the expense on national interest. Binene was found with a NRC but today nothing has been heard and no police arrest and only imigration consificated the nrc. And the case was concluded at football house.

  10. And people who defrauded the government of $42 million go Scot-free and even get new government contracts.Some people are more equal than others.

  11. Better to tell the truth than these lndians who live in shops. Congo is nearer to Zambia though in there land a Zambian can not be treated like that. Lets hope the Congolese will learn from us.

    • Report them to authorities. He should have just applied for citizenship but maybe he also wants to keep his Congolese citizenship.

  12. @the prince, Chiluba was not Congolese. Katumbi maybe related to FTJ but that’s very common in Luapula where even chiefs have authority over villages in the DRC. I was four grades behind Chiluba at Mambilima. The Post created that “Congolese ” story.

  13. Mumba Yachi is contributing positively to the nation and shouldn’t be victimised! The young man is a Zambian and we need more citizens to be like him not some of these low lifes that have contributed nothing to the nation!

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