The Department of Immigration says Mumba Yachi’s presence is likely to be a danger to peace and good order in Zambia.
In a statement today, immigration public relations officer Namati Nshinka announced that Mumba was deported yesterday along with 15 others.
“Those removed include fifteen (15) Congolese in Lusaka and one (01) Pakistani in Ndola. The deportation was that of a Congolese musician, Tshite Mukenge, popularly known as Mumba Yachi. Tshite Mukenge (31) was deported under a warrant signed by the Minister of Home Affairs as there were reasonable grounds to believe that his presence and conduct in Zambia were likely to be a danger to peace and good order,” Nshinka stated.
“This is in accordance with section 39(2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia. Tshite Mukenge was on Monday, November 13, 2017 convicted on two counts. In the first count of knowingly making a representation he knew to be false in a material particular for the purpose of obtaining a passport contrary to section 23 (1) (a) of the Passports Act 2016 of the Laws of Zambia, he was sentenced to pay a fine of K6,000 or in default six (06) months simple imprisonment. In the second count of knowingly making representations he knew to be false for the purpose of obtaining a Green Zambian National Registration Card (NRC), he was sentenced to pay a fine of K4,000 or in default six (06) months simple imprisonment. He paid the fines on the same day.”
Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration arrested three persons for the offence of unlawful entry on September 14.
“They include one Malawian in Chipata, one Tanzanian in Mpulungu and one Malawian in Lundazi. In other developments, in Chingola, seven Egyptians were convicted for unlawful stay; four of them were each sentenced to pay a fine of K1,500 or in default four months simple imprisonment. Two were each sentenced to pay a fine of K900 or in default three months simple imprisonment. The seventh person was sentenced to pay a fine of K1,000 or in default nine months simple imprisonment. Similarly, in Lusaka, one Egyptian was convicted for unlawful stay and engaging in business without a permit. He was sentenced to a fine of K3,500 or in default six months for each count, while in Chingola, one Congolese was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of K300 or in default three months simple imprisonment for unlawful entry,” stated Nshinka.