By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Nineteen Zambians have been deported from Namibia for committing various offences contrary to Namibia’s Laws.
Immigration Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka said that the Office at Katima-Mulilo Border Control received 19 Zambians removed from Namibia by that country’s authorities.
Mr Nshinka said that the group of men aged between 20 and 45 were received on 17th July, 2021 after being removed for abrogating various Namibian Laws.
He said 11 were removed for illegal fishing, six for unlawful presence, one for illegal entry, and one for possession of marijuana.
Similarly, two Zambians were also deported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for staying in that country illegally.
Mr Nshinka said in another development, Immigration Officers in Livingstone on July 18, 2021 intercepted 11 Tanzanians for giving false information to a Public Officer.
He said the group was apprehended at the Weigh Bridge along the Lusaka-Livingstone Road aboard a South Africa bound Juldan Motors Bus.
Mr Nshinka said this was after they failed to give concise and consistent accounts as to the purpose of their journey.
“They entered the country purporting to visit Zambia but were instead transiting to South Africa. Had they been allowed to proceed they would have been denied entry into Zimbabwe as it is on lock-down for non-essential travel. They have since been declared to leave the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration between 16th and 20th July, 2021 apprehended forty-six (46) persons of different nationalities for various immigration offences country-wide.
He has urged Zambians, especially those residing in border towns to respect laws of neighboring Countries by ensuring that they have the pre-requisite documents to enter and remain in that country to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested, prosecuted or even deported.