By REBECCA MUSHOTA -
THE Department of Immigration has deported a former leader in the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to Rwanda.
Moses Mugisha, 44, a Rwandese and a former leader in the M23 rebel group in the DRC was deported on Saturday last week.
Mugisha was deported because his stay in Zambia posed a danger to peace and good order in the country.
According to a statement released by Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka, Mugisha, who also goes by a Rwandese name Mupenzi Jean Delapaix, was deported under a warrant signed by the Minister of Home Affairs on grounds that his presence in Zambia was likely to be a danger to peace and good order.
“Mugisha entered Zambia on December 10, last year via Nakonde as an ordinary visitor using a Ugandan passport Number B1067496 and was on January 28, this year arrested in Mandevu Township in Lusaka by a joint security team under the auspices of the Central Joint Operations Committee (CJOC).
“He was deported in the early hours of Saturday, June 22, 2014 via Kenneth Kaunda International Airport,” Mr Nshinka said.
The Immigration Department in Ndola also deported four Egyptians via Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Meanwhile, 13 Ethiopians were arrested in Chirundu on Tuesday, June 17 for unlawful entry.
The Illegal immigrants were arrested around Lusutu area at around 21:00hrs when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a tree.
The driver believed to be Zambian fled the scene of the accident and is on the run.
Mr Nshinka said investigations so far suggested that he may be in possession of travel documents belonging to the Ethiopians.
He also said an American was arrested for abrogating the conditions of his permit in Kafue on Friday last week,
The American who came in Zambia as a volunteer working for a named Non-Governmental Organisation was founding working at a bar.