Deported Zambian businessman rejected in Rwanda, stranded at airport in Kenya

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How long will Simwaya be allowed to hang around at this airport

The Zambian businessman Abdul Simwaya who was deported to Rwanda last week is stranded at Kenyata International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to his children in Zambia, the Rwandan government has rejected him as he is not their citizen.

The Zambian government bound Simwaya and put him on the first flight to East Africa without caring where it would land as they assumed he will go to Rwanda.

Simwaya came to Zambia when he was 15 years old 46 years ago. He is said to have no other national Identity documents apart from Zambian NRC and Passport.

On Thursday, 13th December, 2012, the Home affairs Minister Edgar Lungu deported Simwaya after accusing of being linked to Al Shabaab Terrorist Network.

Simwaya is a big businessman in Zambia and his deportation is part of the PF regime witch-hunt for any person believed to have connection to the opposition.

So far some businessmen have been deported to Italy and Nigeria.

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66 Responses to Deported Zambian businessman rejected in Rwanda, stranded at airport in Kenya

  1. Pathetic gorvanance by the pf

    Wise Man From The East - December 20, 2012
    09:18

  2. Cheap politics

    Real zambian - December 20, 2012
    06:49

  3. THAT MAN IS GONE DEPORTED SIMPLE.

    OUR RIGHTS - December 19, 2012
    14:20

  4. Acceptable the thing when it comes to this type of might be that the style and design will are removed and just in case it can which can represent the very warm mess…….do not forget to decide what your personal getting

    gucci bags - December 18, 2012
    11:58

  5. Simple, the guy is not Zambia by Birth. The Guy came to Zambia when he was 15. Which means he came with a Passport issued by his country of Origin. Anyone even a 1month old gets a Passport to travel. Unless he was an illegal immigrant which makes his citizenship Null and void or he surrended/gave up his original citizenship and was given the Zambia citizen ship or he holds both?

    Zambian101 - December 18, 2012
    11:46

  6. this man is a citizen of zambia.chargehim,let him appear before court.this is bad precedence we are setting.i wonder what law mr lungu did.

    abyei - December 18, 2012
    11:24

  7. How long will Simwaya be allowed to hang around at this airport ? until his frinds from Al Shabaab Terrorist Network come to his rescue. We dont need islamic terrorists in zambia. Away with the f***ka.

    borat - December 18, 2012
    10:53

  8. Hung over influence!

    Zambiana LSK - December 18, 2012
    09:25

  9. AS IT WAS WITH THE FR BANYNGNDORA SAGA I CAN FORESEE ANOTHER REVOCATION OF THIS DEPORTATION. WITCH-HUNT IS SERIOUS IN THIS GOVERNMENT, THEY HAVE GONE TO THE EXTENT OF ASKING PRIVATE RADIO STATIONS THAT CARRIED MMD ADVERTS WHERE MMD GOT THE MONEY TO RUN SUCH ADS, UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    ndumeleti - December 18, 2012
    07:38

  10. International law states that if a person is deported from country A to country B, and then country B rejects that person, then automatically the person becomes a citizen of country A. Edgar Lungu as a legal counsel should have done his homework. instead of executing an act when parliament is in recess,very crafty!

    Yolinda Nduu - December 18, 2012
    07:28

  11. Well done Pf

    two two - December 18, 2012
    07:00

  12. can some blogger educate me on this,how can a country deport its own citizen to a foreign counry

    king fisher - December 18, 2012
    06:55

    • I think PF bloggers can help you on this one. Their party has been deporting people left, right and center. Only in Zambia can this happen.

      Ricky Bobby? - December 18, 2012
      10:11

  13. OK….PF at work. Zambia for Zambians first. Thats how a functional givt works-respect fit citizens. Viva PF.

    Kayawe - December 18, 2012
    06:54

    • Mwalipena..

      Fenwick - December 18, 2012
      07:02

    • AS@&!LE

      agonised - December 18, 2012
      08:39

  14. PF at work. Zambia for Zambians first. Thats how a functional givt works-respect fit citizens. Viva PF.

    Kayawe - December 18, 2012
    06:54

  15. This is PF bane. No more glofying foreignerd like the stupid MMD did. PF amaka. Foreigners must abidy by all rules and respect the locals else kuyabebele.

    Kayawe - December 18, 2012
    06:52

    • Kayawe@ ulitooole chicolour!

      Mwine Mushi - December 18, 2012
      08:09

    • This deported guy is a ZAMBIAN. True or False?

      KK boys - December 18, 2012
      11:28

  16. How did you graduate?you’re such a shallow thinker,thats why Africa is finding it difficulty to develop because of aliens like yourself. He is a Zambia come what may, “Michael Chilufya Mumembe” got it right.Check yourself you might even be Congolese blubber mouth.

    Assasin316 - December 18, 2012
    06:03

  17. U are an imbecile, u think u are the only one who has been to school.

    Ronald Callaghan - December 18, 2012
    05:47

  18. But who is promoting such barbaric kind of governance in the Zambian soil, does Zambia has a caring government by the way ? Deporting someone without a cause ? May Jesus Christ come back soon to judge these fools who think they are now gods since they are in government.

    Ronald Callaghan - December 18, 2012
    05:43

  19. Well done PF. Next its Gunasse and Shawi Fawaz of Kitwe.

    Kayawe - December 18, 2012
    05:21

    • I totally agree on Gunasse and Fawaz and any other foreigner who thought by paying politicians they had a blank cheque. It will not help you by crying out too loud. If you are not a Zambian, you are not.
      Please PF nabakateka, give the Zambian people the dignity MMD denied us for so long.

      zambian - December 18, 2012
      08:24

    • While you’re at it why not deport KK also?

      KK boys - December 18, 2012
      11:30

  20. sku z cool. Wat does it take for someone 2b called a zambian ai? That man came to zambia wen he was 15yrs n nw he is 61yrs. Lets learn 2 reason b4 we act

    no name - December 18, 2012
    05:13

  21. because you are dull!

    CNP - December 18, 2012
    03:38

  22. ATT EDGAR LUNGU.I think the Zambian govt got it wrong again. This man was given Zambian citizenship and thus, he is a Zambian. if truly he was supporting Al Shaabab, he should have been charged for that wrongful act and taken to court as a Zambian. If Guy Scott or his children commit a wrongful act before the courts of law, is the Zambian govt going to deport him to the UK or take him to court as a Zambian? What Edgar Lungu and some of his lieutenants don’t know is that once one is given citizenship, origin does not matter. When one commits a crime or a tort anywhere on earth, he will be tried as a citizen of that country, and not as citizen of the country of origin. So, let him comeback and be tried in Zambia for the alleged crime because he is a Zambian. Remember, when the famous Clarke was threatened with deportation by the MMD govt, he laughed and told them to deport him to LIVINGSTONE.

    Michael Chilufya Mumembe - December 18, 2012
    03:04

  23. Shocking beyond belief! A country deporting its own citizen? This is a huge step backward. When I heard that Zambia had a Caucasian vice president I said to myself, “Here is a forward-thinking country!” I take my words back.

    Nameless - December 18, 2012
    01:07

    • he is a terrorist

      umofia okojime - December 18, 2012
      08:25

      • what proof is there…?

        The Don - December 18, 2012
        08:44

  24. what are you saying i thought you’ll encourage your friends to enroll for postgraduate studies at cbu in human rights, governance & peace building? aim high young man!

    hachibikubantu - December 17, 2012
    23:47

  25. did know you’re so dumb! Kindly understand the versatilities and flexibilities of information fields. No wonder your names sound like a combination of ancestral concoctions !!!

    Renegade - December 17, 2012
    23:38

  26. Can Mathani now be on the next plane to his ancestral paddy rice field in Gujarat? He’s been at it for too long. Mathani must Go ! Money Launderying, Forgery, Unethical business conduct in violation of the Banking and Financial Services Act, Pensions and Insurance Act, Companies Act etc.
    Job well done Malawi, to disassociate with this crook!

    Renegade - December 17, 2012
    23:35

  27. Because genius Mubanga Martin you put your name in the name field while others who are “not geniuses” like yourself put nick names in the name field when posting comments.

    shameless - December 17, 2012
    23:29

  28. May you educate Me? that man how can he enter on kenyan soil minus a passport?

    Maria - December 17, 2012
    22:51

    • He is at the airport maria,in the international lounge,unless UN intervens,who will be there for keeps.

      Muunga a matwi abacizakala - December 18, 2012
      07:27

  29. The only way he can be brought back is if he goes and proposes marriage to that fat daughter of King Chilufya Sata Ukwa; Then the drunk Lungu willsober up and sign re-entry papers.

    Hara - December 17, 2012
    22:20

  30. the only threat to the security of this country is the pf govt not
    Abdul Simwaya

    phillip tembo - December 17, 2012
    21:11

  31. Mubanga Martin. You are an embarrasment to education. What alien when the man is a Zambian? Anyone who takes up Zambian Citizenship ceasees being a foreigner, especially that Zambia does not provide for duel nationality.

    Bonzo - December 17, 2012
    21:04

  32. You will end up deporting yourselves.

    humphrey - December 17, 2012
    21:03

  33. A lesson to all Aliens living in Zambia, never never never involve yourselves in our affairs, be it mmd upnd or pf. Zambia is for Zambians, you can either love it or leave it!

    No Name - December 17, 2012
    20:40

    • Good advice “No name”. It can never be said better than this.

      EMMY - December 17, 2012
      21:10

  34. government of morons

    Kapepula Mwansa - December 17, 2012
    20:19

  35. Sober up Mubanga Martin, sober up. Simwaya is married to a Zambian and that alone makes it possible for him to apply for citizenship. Simwaya never used any shortcuts in obtaining his Zambian citizenship – HE IS ZAMBIAN PLEASE. It is you who should read the constitution to fully understand its provisions, it seems you just have some idea but not the specifics.

    Bob - December 17, 2012
    20:11

  36. I want to believe that the government of the day does consider other avenues available before a deportation is effected. If not, my appeal to you Mr. President (being the father of this land) consider taking them to court and let the law take its action. Am 100% positive that a peaceful and amicable way of dealing with these people (considered to be foreigners) can still be found, even before a deportation is effected. Long life Mr. President as you lead Mother Zambia.

    Roosevelt - December 17, 2012
    19:42

    • Mr. President being the father of this land???? I don’t think so. God is the father of this land.

      Zed spectator - December 18, 2012
      07:38

      • I hope you know what you are talking of. Am not here to debate cheap politics with you. For sure i would not compare the President with God. If you do not consider the head of state as the father of the nation, then i do not know what your beliefs are. With due respect, i appeal to you, to please respect the people in authority. I thank you.

        Roosevelt - December 18, 2012
        16:16

  37. This is a personal vendatta! heartless creatures.

    ODI !! - December 17, 2012
    19:38

  38. kufwayafye pa bwendo afumine chapwa

    Big Brother - December 17, 2012
    18:42

  39. Lungu shud derport Sata to Tanzania,Scot to UK,Bemba to Katanga and Ngonis to S.Africa.Kaunda the murderer to Nyasaland!why shud these liens derport,we the earliest inhabitant we are quite!Idiots!

    BMS - December 17, 2012
    18:29

  40. Oh! My God! For how long shall we demean the values of humanity just for our selfish interests. God in heaven, deliver us from crooked and selfish leadership that does all to their survival. They trump upon others feet and sit on their heads to sustain their livehood.
    My God, this is not new to our country. We have witnessed the declaring of KK stateless all for political gain. Lord, deliver all the deported from the hand of oppressors and avenge in accordance with your word.
    Rupia Banda was declared Zimbabwian, Chiluba was said to be Congolese and SATA is speculated to be Tanzanian and the list is endless my lord. Are we not all migrants from some where? Blessed are those that claim to have fallen from heaven. Not possible to deport them.

    mupetabune - December 17, 2012
    18:24

    • In that case the Sata Govt. will kill them to deport to heaven.
      That would be easier.

      Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid - December 17, 2012
      19:25

  41. why shud it be an issue when one is sent to his home? why shud zambia be beta than their homelands?ZAMBIA IS FOR ZAMBIANS.

    kayula - December 17, 2012
    18:09

    • Its the way it was done which is wrong. Any government is supposed to protect its boarders from illegal foreigners.

      However when done wrongly to fix the opposition, it ceases to be right.

      This man was ACCUSED and not proved to be illegal citizen.

      Even an illegal foreigner has some basic rights.

      Zaza - December 17, 2012
      19:04

    • A Zambian is any human being inclusive animals who happen to the demarcated territory of zambia before 1964,and those being bestowed citizenship as per and by law!

      Kamalondo - December 18, 2012
      07:35

  42. Ba gov’t feel pity 4 this man do something.

    EZRON - December 17, 2012
    17:53

  43. If he was such a big businessman he will survive,money has a limit as to how far it can protect and shield somebody,the long arm of the law might be slow but it always catches up with crooks.

    Rodrik - December 17, 2012
    17:42

  44. Watchdog u have Data Data data….

    PF wasted billions to have u closed but failed. God made Andeleki search in wrong places.

    Eish u even know time kaseba Christine was Ejected from State House…

    Eish u are our source of info…

    data data

    Mpangula Mputyu - December 17, 2012
    17:41

  45. Eish

    Mpangula Mputyu - December 17, 2012
    17:39

  46. The time for crooked foreigners is gone.We have been mistreated and abused by these foreigners for too long,the honeymoon is over.Deport them,we dont need their dirty money.This is the only country were foreigners have been treated like kings.Well time s up,the children can follow their father if they so desire.

    Rodrik - December 17, 2012
    17:39

    • What foreigners when the man is a Zambian? Anyone who takes up Zambian Citizenship ceasees being a foreigner.

      Bonzo - December 17, 2012
      20:58

  47. Eish Watchdog NOW I know why PF wanted to close u down. They wasted billions to track u and close u down. They failed and GOD made sure they searched in wrong places, he made them MAD.

    You have data…. Data … Data.

    Even knew Time Christine Kaseba was ejected out of State House.

    EEEEIIIII Mulifikali.

    Mpangula Mputyu - December 17, 2012
    17:39

    • True! Whom the gods will destroy they first make mad

      Ulemu ni Wabwino - December 17, 2012
      18:34

  48. A really sad situation one to find himself.He is now stateless person.

    Honest - December 17, 2012
    17:37