Zambian Fined K40,000 For Aiding A Congolese

Zambian Fined K40,000 For Aiding A Congolese.

The magistrate court on Friday convicted and sentenced Frank Mukupa, 28 of house number 40, Fifth Street,Mindolo West, Kitwe to pay a fine of K 40,000 or in default two years simple imprisonment for aiding KasongoBuari 23, of Lubumbashi to enter the country illegally.

Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka said yesterday that a Congolese was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of K 5,000 or in default one year, six months simple imprisonment for unlawful entry.

Meanwhile, the Nakonde Subordinate Court has convicted Stanley Mwazi Simbaya 33, a resident of Nakonde District for smuggling in persons contrary to section 9(1) of the Anti-human trafficking Act No. 11.

Mr Nshinka said Simbaya was on 20th December 2014 arrested and charged for the offence of smuggling 26 Ethiopian nationals into Zambia on the material date of 20th September 2014. “After a prolonged court process which included testimonies from key witnesses including that of an expert witness from a named Mobile service provider which proved that the Sim Card found in the vehicle used to smuggle the Ethiopians belonged to the accused, Simbaya was on 3rd January, 2016 convicted and has since been committed to the High Court for sentencing,”he said.