Simbyakula to study Kumar’s deportation appeal

Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) Chief Executive officer Kishore Kumar

THE Ministry of Home Affairs says it is still studying the appeal against deportation by former Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) chief executive officer Kishore Kumar.
Mr Kumar was deported last year after KCM defied President Sata’s directive not to lay off 76 workers.
Home Affairs public relations officer Moses Suwali said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the ministry is actively studying the appeal case and that it will soon make its position known on whether Mr Kumar will be allowed to come back to Zambia.
“As a ministry, we are still studying the pros and cons involving Mr Kumar’s deportation and the nation will soon be informed of the next step to be undertaken.
“The appeal was made to the then Minister of Home Affairs Mr Edgar Lungu who has since handed over the case to the newly appointed Minister Dr Ngosa Simbyakula who also requires a bit of some time to study it,” Mr Suwali said.
Last year, Mr Kumar announced that KCM would lay off over 1,500 workers as the mining company was seeking to mechanise its operations.
This announcement prompted President Sata to warn the mining giant against pruning any worker.
KCM soon after laid off 76 workers.

Zambia Daily Mail