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Malawian Businessman Jailed, Zambian Fined for Immigration Offenses

The Zambian Department of Immigration has cracked down on immigration offenses, resulting in convictions, deportations, and apprehensions in recent days.

Fredrick Misomali Junior, a 22-year-old Malawian businessman, was sentenced to four years imprisonment with hard labor for illegally entering Zambia and operating a business without a permit.

He was caught selling shoes during a routine operation and found to be a repeat offender.

Mulusiye Sibungo, a 36-year-old Zambian resident of Sesheke District, was fined K80,000 (or nine months imprisonment) for harboring an undocumented Tanzanian immigrant in his shop. 

A Namibian man, Mubita Nawa, received a six-month sentence for escaping custody and a separate fine for illegal entry.

A Tanzanian man, Rashid Mchafu, was deported after serving a ten-year sentence for aggravated robbery.

Six Malawian nationals were deported after serving sentences for unlawful entry and theft.

Between May 13th and 14th, 2024, the Department apprehended 77 people for immigration offenses nationwide.

The Immigration department removed 13 illegal immigrants from the country. Three foreigners were denied entry for not meeting requirements.

This is contained in a statement issued by Namati H. Nshinka (Mr), the Public Relations Officer.

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