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Fake immigration consultant arrested

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The Department of Immigration in Ndola has arrested a 50-year-old Zambian man for practicing immigration consultancy without registration, contrary to the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010 of the laws of Zambia

Mr. Mulenga Salimu of Plot No. 3749 New Mushili, who has since appeared in court, was arrested in Ndola on April 22, 2020.

According to press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Immigration Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka, Mr. Salimu was arrested after it was discovered that he had been falsely representing himself as an immigration consultant.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nshinka disclosed that the Department of Immigration in the last 12 days, between 15th and 26th April, 2020 apprehended a total of 70 persons of different nationalities for various immigration offences countrywide.

During this period, the department removed 93 illegal immigrants from the country and refused entry into Zambia to 14 foreign nationals, seven for being non-essential travelers. The department also secured four convictions.

“We would like to warn would be offenders that illegal immigration consultancy is a serious offence, one which has seen many people convicted and imprisoned. We would further wish to remind those who are tempted to think that they can beat the system since we went online, that the system is more secure than ever and it will detect their illegal activities,” he said.

Mr. Nshinka has also announced the extension for the deadline of replacement of the booklet type residence permits with digital card permits to May 31, 2020.

He also clarified that the extension does not refer to the collection of the digital card permits, but rather, refers to the successful submission of applications for the replacement, including payment.

“We therefore advise those who have made applications for replacement of residence permits, including those whose applications have been approved, not to be in a rush to collect the cards, as this will only cause congestion, which is not ideal in our fight against COVID-19,” he added.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Was he trying to help diasporans who are desperate to regain their citizenship? Please do not be cheap, seek qualified professionals.

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  2. @KZ you made me laugh. It’s definately not a good thing to sell away one’s birthright. People should appreciate their land of origin.

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  3. Iwe ***a @KZ, is it Indians born in Zambia you have in mind? How can a son of Chitimukulu Sosala who is now American citizen, lose his citizenship as Zambian? And you are advising Sosala’s son to seek professional services?
    A Zambian losing Zambian citizenship, kano nga mwana wa mbwa.

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  4. In a Dysfunctional nation any one can do anything (see a high bride name Salimu Mulenga) and indeed its a free for all country. Even houses get built up without its owner to date.

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  5. The immigration department , from their boss at the top up his subonents , are all bribed by Indians and Chinese.

    I can bet you any money , no Indian or Chinese were among those arrested , only fellow black Africans.

    Yet we find thousands of Chinese and Indians , who can’t even speak English or any local language with Zambian reg cards ……

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  6. Ass h@le KZ with a UK IP address , you have arrested a fake consultant which is fine .What is on the mind of most Zambians is One other fake consultant called Chavula who entered the ECZ computer protected zone. He is still enjoying his freedom because of corrupt Jonathan. Where is justice in all this ?

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