Government has issued Agriculture minister Dora Siliya’s boyfriend Mark Mubalama a new Zambian Passport and National Registration Card after over six months of proving his citizenship.

And Mubalama’s family member told News Diggers! that the businessman has since officially divorced Namibian President Hage Geingob’s daughter Nangula, whom he was married to for less than two years.

An Immigration Department official explained that Mubalama had satisfied the authorities of his nationality and was therefore cleared to get new documents.

“Last month (August) he was issued with a new Passport and NRC. This was after his relatives came in for interviews. There is an aunt of his who even came from US to testify; so that issue has now been resolved,” said the official.

“The confusion was brought by the fact that the first time he got a passport, he put in some incorrect information on the form regarding the secondary school that he attended. But otherwise, he has been cleared now, I am sure he has even started using the new passport now.”

And Mubalama’s relative further explained that the minister’s boyfriend was no longer in any relationship with the Namibian President’s daughter.

“About three weeks ago, their marriage with Nangula was officially resolved. He is no longer in any relationship with that woman,” said the relative.

Mubalama was arrested and remanded in Lusaka Central prisons about six months after he was accused of giving false information to obtain his citizenship.

At one point, the businessman was stopped at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport as he attempted to fly to Angola in the company of Siliya.