LINDA NYONDO, Lusaka
THE Nakonde Magistrate’s Court has sentenced 26 Ethiopians to one year imprisonment each with hard labour for failing to appear before an immigration officer.
And a total of 24 Ethiopians have been removed from Zambia with financial support of the International Organisation for Migration.
Immigration public relations officer Namati Nshinka said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that the Nakonde Magistrate’s Court also slapped a K4,500 fine on the convicts, in default nine months imprisonment.
Mr Nshinka also said the Kitwe Magistrate’s Court has convicted a Tanzanian man for engaging in employment without a permit.
The court slapped a K4,000 fine on the convict, in default six months imprisonment.
Mr Nshinka also said the company that employed the convict will appear in court soon.
Mr Nshinka also said the Kitwe Magistrate’s Court has slapped an Egyptian with a fine of K4,000 or in default six months imprisonment for unlawful stay in Zambia.
And another Egyptian has been convicted for unlawful entry and stay.
Meanwhile, the Nyimba Magistrate’s Court has convicted and sentenced a Zimbabwean to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for unlawful entry.
Mr Nshinka said the same court also convicted 10 Malawians for unlawful entry.
And the immigration department also arrested three Rwandese for alleged possession of fake Tanzanian identity documents.