Ugandan goes in two years for unlawful entry in Zambia

By Staff Reporter

Ugandan deportee who unlawfullly returned to Zambia was this week convicted by the Solwezi magistrates court for two years imprisonment.

According to a press statement by Immigrations Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka yesterday, Kaaya Sadabu, a 35 year old Ugandan male herbalist of Kabwiku area in Solwezi was on November 13 in Solwezi, found to have unlawfully returned to Zambia after being deported, contrary to section 36(5) as read with section 56(1) of the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of the Laws of Zambia.

Nshinka stated that Sadabu was also convicted on four other counts of unlawful stay, working without a permit, using a forged Tanzanian passport and concealing his identity and citizenship.

“He was sentenced to two years and one month imprisonment with hard labour for all five counts,” Nshinka stated.

And Nshinka stated that the Department of Immigration between November 23 and 27 secured the conviction of four other foreign nationals countrywide who included two Congolese and one Tanzanian, convicted for unlawful stay while an Egyptian was also convicted for unlawful entry and stay.

“During this period, the Department arrested a total of 43 persons for various offences countrywide. These were six Congolese in Kasumbalesa, four Zimbabweans in Kariba, one Tanzanian, one Burundese and one Congolese in Mpika, all arrested for unlawful entry,” Nshinka stated.