The Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading South African legal firm to provide legal representations to Zambians that face Police and Immigration related challenges.
ZASA Vice President Abel Lungu says the MoU was entered into following the increased number of its members that were experiencing harassment and victimisation from that country’s law enforcement institutions.
Mr. Lungu says the Association has since appointed its Trustees, Francis Tembo and Barbara Baloyi as its representatives on the legal firms Board of Trustees.
He said this in a letter of notification sent to Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba who is also Patron of the Association.
Mr. Lungu states that the Association decided to sign the MoU following alleged constant reported cases of Police and Immigration harassment of some Zambians living in that country including their inability to meet legal fees.
He has observed that the partnership will enable ZASA members who were in good standing with the Association have legal representation by the firm’s panel of attorneys at no cost.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has cautioned Zambians living in that country to observe law and order in order to avoid being in trouble with the law.
He says Zambians living or travelling to South Africa needed to ensure that they had proper documentation to avoid deportations or other legal inconveniences.
Mr. Mwamba has observed that Zambians had good reputation in that country, hence the need to uphold the good image and reputation that Zambia has earned over the years.
This is contained in a statement issued to QFM News by Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa First Secretary Press and Public Relations Naomi Nyawali.