Reports reaching QFM News indicate that Mr Kumar has been deported for defying President Michael Sata’s directive for the mining company not to layoff a single worker, after KCM went ahead to lay off 76 workers.
When contacted for a comment,Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka, told QFM that Mr Kumar left the country yesterday on his own without giving further details.
Mr Kumar had recently announced that KCM would lay off over 1,500 workers as they seek to mechanise their operations.
This announcement prompted President Sata to warn the mining giant not to dare lay off any worker or risk having its mining license revoked.
And MMD president Nevers Mumba has accused President Michael Sata of abusing his office by deporting the KCM chief executive officer.
Dr Mumba says issues such as the one involving KCM cannot be resolved by deporting people.
He says the best way is for government to sit down with KCM management and union representatives and find the way forward.
Dr Mumba says such heavy-handed tactics may result in the loss of even more jobs.
And vice president Guy Scott when asked in parliament today what immediate measures government would take against KCM for going against the presidential directive said he expected tough measures to be taken.