by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 25 Jun 2019by Natasha Sakala on 24 Jun 2019by Natasha Sakala on 24 Jun 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 24 Jun 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 19 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 10 Jun 2019
by Natasha Sakala on 25 Jun 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 24 Jun 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 24 Jun 2019by Martha Mwanza on 24 Jun 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Jun 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 23 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 20 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 19 Jun 2019
by Martha Mwanza and Felix Kashweka on 21 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 7 Jun 2019by Mukosha Funga on 30 May 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 23 May 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Dr Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 22 Jun 2019by Chewe Chishala on 22 Jun 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 11 Jun 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 28 May 2019
South Africa deports 25 ZambiansBy Zondiwe Mbewe on 14 Feb 2019
About 25 Zambians have been deported from South Africa back to the country for various immigration offences.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Zambians travelling to South Africa to follow the right procedure to avoid inconveniences.
According to a statement issued by the First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali, Wednesday, the 25 were deported back to Zambia following a round-up operation conducted by South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
“The 25 were deported back to Zambia following a round-up operation, which was conducted by that country’s Ministry of Home Affairs and were detained at Lindela Holding facilities in Krugersdorp West, Gauteng Province,” Nyawali disclosed.
She stated that the deported Zambians were found with offences like overstaying in South Africa, others had no immigration permits that allowed them to stay or work in South Africa, while others had finished serving their jail terms for criminal offences.
She added that 14 people had since been repatriated to Zambia, whilst 11 were given a grace period for self-repatriation.
“According to the information made available to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria, the deported Zambians were found with offences of overstaying in that country. Others were found with no immigration permits that allow them to stay or work in South Africa, while others had finished serving their jail terms for criminal offences. 14 people have since been repatriated to Zambia by the South African government, whilst 11 were given a grace period for self-repatriation,” Nyawali stated.
“South African authorities observed that Zambia was among the countries with the lowest number of her nationals that had offended immigration laws as compared to other countries.”
And High Commissioner Mwamba appealed to Zambians travelling to South Africa to follow the right procedure when travelling to avoid being inconvenienced.
He further said the Mission issued 28 gratis travel documents to some Zambians that needed help from the High Commission.
Mwamba added that the Mission issued about 983 travel documents in 2018 to Zambian nationals that lost their passports or had overstayed.
He noted that the Mission was closely monitoring the welfare of its citizens to ensure that they do not come into conflict with that country’s laws.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe is a vibrant young Zambian journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Magistrate commits Lusaka man accused of defiling pupil to High Court for sentencing - 24 Jun 2019
- Lusaka man gets 3yrs for stealing clothes worth K19,000 - 24 Jun 2019
- SDA church treasurer in court for stealing K104,142 - 22 Jun 2019
- Court rejects Vedanta’s application to join KCM liquidation case - 21 Jun 2019
- Money lending firm sues Bernadette Deka for failure to pay K2.6m debt - 20 Jun 2019
- Zambia’s delay to get IMF bailout will hurt economy – Chikwanda
- FIC needs additional funding, calls to change its law misplaced – TIZ
- Govt reluctant to address hunger crisis in opposition strongholds, notes Tembo
- Chibamba explains kwacha appreciation
- I’ve no alcohol problem, says Chipampe as he outlines his State House agenda
Subscribe for email alerts
ArchivesJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend