2 illegal immigrants plead guilty to concealing identity

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Two illegal immigrants have today pleaded guilty to one count each of concealing their true identity contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Before Lusaka Magistrate Nsunge Chanda was Joshua Chin’gambu 33, a Congolese national of Lilanda compound who pleaded guilty to the charge.

Chin’gambu, who is a businessman, was on February 20,2013 found in possession of a Zambian National Registration Card (NRC) and was purporting to be Zambian when in fact not.

And when Magistrate Nsunge asked the accused why he was in possession of the NRC, Chin’gambu replied that he came to Zambia from Congo in 2005 and never wanted to go back because of the conflicts in that country.

He explained that he intended to get a Zambian NRC and went to the National Registration and Citizenship offices in Lusaka.

He said when he got there, he found someone outside the offices who said that he could help him get an NRC.

Chin’gambu told the court that he is married to a Zambian woman with whom he has two children.

The matter has been adjourned to March 6, 2013.

In the same court, a Gambian National pleaded guilty to the offence of concealing his true identity contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Before the court was Trawari Lamiri 28, who is alleged to have on February 11, 2013 concealed his true identity while on transit to South Africa for further studies.

The case was adjourned to March 6, 2013 for facts.