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Immigration confirms deportation of Israeli investorsBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 30 Nov 2017
The Immigration Department has confirmed the deportation of Nefussy Eliezer, a shareholder in Gemcanton Investments Holdings Limited, an Emeralds Mine situated in Lufwanyama District on the Copperbelt province.
Department Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka in a statement said Nefussy was deported to Namibia together with another employee identified as Sher Eli.
Nshinka stated that the department also removed 18 illegal immigrants from the country and further deported three foreign nationals including Nefussy.
“The Department also removed eighteen (18) illegal immigrants from the country and deported three (03) foreign nationals. Those removed include thirteen (13) Congolese in Chipata, two (02) Congolese and one (01) Chinese in Chingola, one (01) Namibian in Livingstone and one (01) Tanzanian in Mpika. Those deported include Mr. Nefussy Eliezer, a Namibian national of Israeli origin and a shareholders in Gemcanton Investments Holdings Limited, an Emeralds Mine situated in Lufwanyama District and Mr. Sher Eli, an Israeli employed by the same Company. The duo was deported in accordance with section 39(2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act No. 18 of 2010,” Nshinka stated.
Nshinka stated that Nefussy was deported in accordance with section 39(2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act No. 18 of 2010.
“Mr. Nefussy Eliezer’s deportation to Namibia was effected on Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 at 15:00 hours via Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight. The said flight had a connection at Addis Ababa before proceeding to Windhoek, Namibia. Meanwhile, Mr. Sher Eli was already outside the country when his deportation warrant was signed. The third deportee is a Malawian national deported in Lusaka after paying a court fine for a drug related offence,” Nshinka stated.
He disclosed that the department also arrested 31 people for immigration offences countrywide.
“The Department of Immigration between 27th and 29th November, 2017 arrested a total of thirty one (31) persons for immigration offences countrywide. These include sixteen (16) Congolese in Katima-Mulilo, one (01) Malawian and one (01) Congolese in Kasumbalesa, one (01) Congolese in Kazembe, one (01) Tanzanian in Mpika and one (01) Congolese in Mumbwa, all arrested for the offence of unlawful entry. Those arrested for unlawful stay are two (02) Rwandese and one (01) Tanzanian in Solwezi, one (01) Malawian in Chipata, one (01) Congolese in Kitwe and one (01) Congolese in Luanshya,” Nshinka stated.
He further disclosed that the department further arrested two Chinese nationals for engaging in employment without permits.
“Others are two (02) Chinese nationals in Lusaka arrested for engaging in employment without permits, one (01) Chinese in Solwezi arrested failing to observe conditions of his employment permit, and one (01) Zambian in Katima Mulilo, arrested for harboring sixteen Congolese nationals,” stated Nshinka.
“The Department, between 27th and 29th November, 2017 also secured a total of seven (07) convictions countrywide. These include the conviction of one (01) Angolan in Kalabo and one (01) Malawian in Lundazi, both for the offence of unlawful entry. Those convicted for unlawful entry and stay are one (01) Congolese in Chingola and one (01) Malawian in Katete. Others are one (01) Tanzanian in Kasama convicted for the offence of failing to appear before an immigration officer on entry, one (01) Congolese in Chingola convicted for the offence of unlawful stay, and a Zambian employer in Katete fined K 5,000 for employing an illegal immigrant.”
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
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