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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Zimbabwe deports arrested Zambian Fishermen after one of them Tests Positive for COVID-19

General News Zimbabwe deports arrested Zambian Fishermen after one of them Tests Positive for...

Nine Zambian fishermen who were arrested for illegal fishing on the Zimbabwean side of Lake Kariba have been deported back to Zambia after of one them reportedly tested positive to Covid -19.

Siavonga District Commissioner (DC) Lovmore Kanyama confirmed the development to ZANIS that the nine fishermen who were arrested on Monday at night and taken to Kariba town have been quarantined in Siavonga after being deported.

Mr Kanyama said the fishermen who were supposed to be sentenced were first subjected to the Covid -19 test and one of them is alleged to have tested positive.

He pointed out that the Zimbabwean authorities decided to deport them rather than be given a custodial sentence after being suspected to have Covid-19.

The DC noted that the district has also carried out its independent test on all the nine fishermen who are now being quarantined at the Council lodge to verify the allegations of Covid-19.

He said the other two fishermen who were with the arrested colleagues but managed to escape by swimming from the Zimbabwean side of Lake Kariba to the Zambian shores have been traced and quarantined.

Mr Kanyama disclosed that the results for the quarantined fishermen are expected to be out on Thursday or Friday.

Cases of Zambians being arrested in Zimbabwe for illegal fishing are on the increases and there are many Zambians serving in that country’s prisons.

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  1. For those who dont understand COVID, it has come to solve our problems by removing all corrupt and thieving politicians from our leadership, and their allies too.
    So all you thieves, fraudsters, corrupt, bribers under the cover of politics, your time is up and you will therefore not enjoy “your” wealth and your cars etc, nothing. If you are a member of that “elite” group, by month end June you will be kneeling before the Bishop seeking repentance on your way to judgement somewhere in the sky. The Bishop will be wearing a face mask of course, I hear the churches are opening next week.

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  2. I wonder why we even consider these guys to be leaders, in properly established countries like Botswana, these so called leaders could have been in prison serving time by now for their corruption and thieving. Here we praise and worship them meanwhile they busy stealing from us. 2021 is around the corner.

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  3. Fair enough. Actions taken are as should be in the interest of all.

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