Pretoria – Thursday 1st June 2017
Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed that 27 Zambian nationals are in jail in the country’s correctional services.
He said of the 27, 15 have already been convicted and are serving various sentences.
Mr. Mwamba says 12 Zambians are remanded in different prison facilities across the country awaiting the conclusion of their court cases.
This came to light after the Mission engaged the Department of International Relations and Corporation of the Republic of South Africa (DIRCO) on the status of Zambian Nationals in conflict with the law in the country.
Among the prisoners is Peter Saveka, 34, holder of NRC 201632166, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted of murder.
Others are identified as Continue reading 27 Zambian Nationals in Prison in South Africa – High Commission
It is understood that four men who posed as precious metal dealers to allegedly defraud a businessman of nearly R10 million have been denied bail by the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court, this is according to a report by News24 on Tuesday.
The report states that the Zambian nationals appeared in court on Monday, 24 April 2017 as per Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.
Alex Kapasa (29), Andrew Nawa (33), Ephraim Musukwu (28), and Daniel Phiri (37), are alleged to have claimed to be running a business selling gold, platinum, and copper and demanded upfront payment from a business owner in Dubai who paid them $750 000 (approximately R9.8m) for 500kg of gold. Continue reading Four Zambians arrested in R10m gold scam case – Johannesburg
Last week, we broke the story of Zambian truck drivers that had been arrested by immigration officials in Germiston (click here to read); the Zambia High Commission acted quickly to get the situation resolved. Below is an update on the situation. Continue reading Update on arrested Zambian Truck Drivers and ZASA Welfare Fund
A number of truck drivers were arrested last week by immigration officers after they reportedly went into the premises of a trucking company in Germiston with the aim of checking for legal documentation. This took place on Thursday 16 March 2017.
Eneless Lungu is one of the truck drivers arrested and sent the following voice note to the SADC Truck Drivers Association in the hopes of getting some assistance with the issue.
Continue reading Zambian Truck drivers arrested in SA – SADC Truck Driver’s Association reacts
Good day family,
We have three Zambians held in Lindela for lack of documentation and also no valid days in the passports. Mrs Joyce Chimalilo from the Zambia High Commission will go to Lindela today to identify them and sign documents that will be used for deportation.
One of the arrested is a ZASA fully paid up member and as such ZASA will pay for the air ticket to go back home. The other one is sorted as the relatives have come up with the funds for the air ticket. Continue reading Three Zambians held in Lindela
The High Commission of Zambia in South Africa has expressed concern over reports that some Zambians living in South Africa were on asylum seeker permits.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has said that it was inconceivable that there could be any Zambian living outside the country on account of not being safe in Zambia.
Mr. Mwamba pointed out that permits for asylum seekers were granted to people from countries that were at war or were facing various forms of instability that did not make it conducive for human habitation.
“Zambia has never been at war with itself or with another country. Zambia has been a peaceful country from the time we gained independence. Even the times we needed to change leadership, we have done so without significant physical conflict to scare away anyone. In fact it is Zambia that has been receiving refugees all these years because the country has been found to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world,” Mr. Mwamba said.
“It is therefore strange to hear of Zambians living in South Africa on permits that are meant for asylum seekers. I wonder what reasons they give to authorities when they go to apply for these permits.”
Continue reading Zambia High Commission concerned with Zambians living in South Africa on Asylum permits
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is currently arresting asylum seekers and refugees who are going to renew their permits. This is purely an intimidation, so that people don’t renew their permits therefore become illegal and deported back to their countries. This is happening when people arrive at the centres.
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) wants to address this issue.
Continue reading Home Affairs Arresting Asylum Seekers and Refugees – Africa Diaspora Forum
South African authorities have arrested three people believed to be Zambians in connection with various criminal offenses.
Continue reading Zambian suspects arrested in South Africa over alledged crimes