Mumba Yachi denies immigration charges

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Celebrated folk musician Mumba Yachi has pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to his nationality and giving false information to a public officer about the citizenship of his parents.

And Lusaka magistrate Ruth Kapulo has reserved the bail ruling to tomorrow, Friday September 8, 2017.

Last week, the Immigration Department arrested Mumba Yachi on allegations that in May 2016, the singer entered Zambia through Chirundu using a fake Zambian passport and green National Registration Card.

When the case came up today, Mumba Yachi, whose real names are Shadrick Chite Mukenge, said he understood the chargess but denied them.

In the first count, it is alleged that Mumba Yachi alias Shadrick Mumba, a Congolese national did enter Zambia through Mokambo border post control and continued to stay unlawfully in the country without a valid permit or authority from the immigration department which offence happened between January 1, 2007 and August 28, 2017.

The accused is in the second count between January 1, 2015 and March 6, 2015 alleged to have willfully and with intent to deceive for the purpose of obtaining a Zambian green national registration card No 40573/10/1, gave false information to a public officer that his father and mother were Zambian citizens when in fact not.

He is also alleged to have willfully and with intent to deceive and for the purposes of obtaining a Zambian passport No ZN550035 made a false statement to a passport officer that his father and mother were Zambian citizens when in fact not between March 2015 August 3, 2016.

His lawyer, Eddie Mwitwa, applied for bail pending trial which application a public prosecutor Brian Sianyengo did not object to but gave a condition that the accused obtains a temporary permit for his stay in Zambia until the case is disposed off.

Mwitwa said the provisions of the act upon which Mumba has been charged did not preclude the court from admitting the accused to bail.

The magistrate reserved the ruling on bail application to Friday.


5 Responses to Mumba Yachi denies immigration charges

  1. If you listen to this guy’s music it is not Congolese music Its Zambian the tongolaling of the guitar is typical Eastern province or even Southern province now you want to PHD a local talent. And call him a Congolese. What is a Congolese? What is a Zambian? These are names of countries defined by Europeans which we just inherited

    The struggle continues
    September 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

  2. Leave him alone plz

    September 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  3. just leave him alon

    nicholas Scott Mbale
    September 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

  4. With IQ challenged mentality for some in the immigration department our brothers and sisters in parts of Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern, Northwestern and, Western provinces most likely face deportation should they cross the border into a neighboring country for re-entry will be questioned!

    September 8, 2017 at 3:22 am

  5. We love his music but no sacred cows…if he is Congolese let him just get a work permit to work here, simple…

    September 8, 2017 at 6:06 am

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