The Zambia Association in South Africa ( ZASA ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading South African legal firm that will help provide legal representations to Zambians that face Police and Immigration related challenges.
Mr Lungu says that his Association decided to sign the MoU following the alleged constant reported cases of Police and Immigration harassment of some Zambians living in that country including their inability to meet legal fees.
ZASA Vice President Abel Lungu said the MoU was a welcome move following an increased number of its members that were experiencing harassment and victimisation from that country’s law enforcement institutions.
He narrated that the partnership will enable ZASA members who are in good standing with the Association will have legal representation by the firm’s panel of attorneys at no cost.
Meanwhile Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has advised Zambians living in that country to perceive law and order in order to avoid being in trouble with the law.
He said Zambians living or travelling to South Africa need to ensure that they have proper documentation to avoid deportations or other legal inconveniences.
Mr Mwamba also noted that Zambians should maintain good reputation in that country, hence upholding the good image and reputation that Zambia has earned over the years.
This is according to a statement to ZANIS by Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission in, South Africa.