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South African man deported for kicking a female immigration officer in Ndola



A 52-year-old South African man has been deported for assaulting a female immigration officer.

Steven Steyn, a polygraph examiner is believed to have kicked the immigration officer after it had been realised that he overstayed while on a business visit to Kagem Mining Limited.

Immigration Public Relations officer Namati Nshinka said Steyn has since appeared before the Ndola magistrate court and was deported.

He said that Mr Steyn was apprehended on July 9th, this year at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (SMKIA) in Ndola after kicking at a female immigration officer.

“Mr Steyn was incensed by the decision to make him pay for a Temporary Permit after the alert Officers discovered he had overstayed while on a business visit to Kagem Mining Limited. On 11th July 2023, he appeared before the Ndola Magistrate Court, where he was convicted and sentenced to a fine of K 4,000 for the offenses and another K 4,000 as compensation to the Officer,” he said.

Mr Nshinka said he was then deported to South Africa on July 19th, 2023 at 13:00 hours via Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport under a warrant signed by the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security.

Meanwhile, the Mwandi Immigration Office in Western Province has secured the conviction of a 26-year-old Zambian businessman, Jonathan Chininga, for knowingly and unlawfully aiding illegal immigrants.

Chininga facilitated their movement into the Republic of Namibia contrary to section 46(1)(a) and (2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act Number 18 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.

“Jonathan Chininga was apprehended in the early hours of April 28th,2023 at the Mwandi Harbour after Immigration Officers found him readying a boat with an undocumented Congolese female and her eight children on board,” he said.

Mr Nshinka explained that the Officers were responding to a tip-off from members of the public to the effect that a Zambian national intended to facilitate the illegal movement of nine foreign nationals from Zambia into Namibia by boat on the Zambezi River.

He added that the convict appeared before the Mwandi Magistrate Court on July 18th, 2023, where he was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of K 60,000 or, in default, nine months simple imprisonment.

Mr Nshinka said similarly, the Ndola Regional Immigration Office has secured the conviction of a 30-year-old female Chinese interpreter Wu Wuxiaoyan, for failing to observe conditions specified in her employment permit.

He said she was apprehended on June 21st, 2023 during a routine operation when she was found working at New World Manufacturing Limited when her Employment Permit showed that she was a Comora Mining Investments Limited employee.

“She appeared before the Ndola Magistrate Court on July 18th, 2023, where she was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of K 30,000 or, in default, nine months simple imprisonment.

Mr Nshinka noted that she has since paid the fine and was declared to leave the country within seven days.

“We further wish to condemn in the strongest terms the disrespectful behaviour of Mr Steyn towards an Immigration Officer and hope that his deportation serves as a warning to everyone to treat authorities with respect when executing their duties,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 19th July, 2023)


Ndola teacher dragged to court for alleged rape on pupil



A Ndola teacher has been dragged to court for allegedly sexually abusing a grade 11 pupil at a school he teaches.

David Kunda aged 31 is alleged to have lured the victim to his office where he sexually abused her.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on September 28th, this year at around 21:00 hours at the school premises.

When the matter came up for before Ndola magistrate Brian Simachela, Kunda denied the accusations.

It is alleged that on the material date, the victim had gone to accused’s office to call her parents.

It was heard that after the call, when the pupil wanted to walk out from the office, Kunda allegedly locked the door and raped her.

The victim then reported the incident to other teachers the following day.

However, after denying the allegations, the matter was adjourned to December 14th for commencement of trial.

Before it’s adjournment, advocate representing the accused , Kenneth Tembo applied for bail pending trial.

Magistrate Simachela granted bail of K25,000 in accused’s own recognisance and ordered that he also bring two working surieties from well known institutions.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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LAZ strongly condemns brutal attack on Its member at High Court



THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has condemned the thuggery and barbaric behavior that unfolded at the High Court yesterday, where a lawyer, Linus Eyaa, was physically attacked by aggrieved members of the public.

In a statement LAZ president Lungisani Zulu said the Association has established that Mr Eyaa was merely discharging his role as a Legal Practitioner in line with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 30 of the Laws of Zambia, when he met the unfortunate fate, from an opposing group in the case involving Money Grow Cooperative.

He reminded members of the public of the critical role lawyers play in the development of society, in line with every lawyer’s statutory mandate.

Mr Zulu said acts of physical violence against members of the legal profession are inimical to the advancement of the public interest, which lawyers advance.

He said lawyers have always stood and continue to stand on the side of society, even offering pro bono services to indigents.

“That the unfortunate incident happened in the precincts of the High Court, which are considered as a “holy ground of justice” makes the incident more distressing and any efforts by any citizens to take the law into their own hands deserves condemnation in the strongest terms, by all well-meaning citizens,” he said.

Mr Zulu has since commended police for its quick action in saving the lawyer.

“We are happy to also learn that six suspects of the violence have since been arrested by Kabwata. Police and now await subsequent court appearance to answer for their irresponsible actions,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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Justice for girl killed by 10 dogs starts



A FARM director whose 10 vicious dogs mauled a 13-year-old girl to death has been charged with manslaughter and appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court.

Last month, Shim Yaming’s dogs attacked and killed Sharon Banda, 13, who is the daughter of the accused’s person’s farm worker who lives within the ranch.

The incident happened around 05:00 hours when the victim went outside to use the toilet only to be attacked by the vicious beasts belonging to Shi of New Kasama.

Police visited the scene and discovered the dead body of the girl lying on the ground with multiple dog bites all over the body.
The victim’s father Allan Banda, 43, a poultry man at the farm, told police that his daughter was bitten and died on the spot as she sustained deep cuts all over her body.
Shi, 40, was later detained and slapped with the offence of reckless and negligent act and police later terminated some of the dogs which attacked the girl.

Yesterday, the accused appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court charged with manslaughter.

Allegations are that on November 8 this year, Shi did cause the death of Sharon.
The case was allocated to magistrate Mwandu Sakala.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is supposed to issue a committal later so that the accused in the matter is taken to the High Court for trial since the offence he is facing can only be tried in a higher court.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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