Liu Peiyang (31) a Chinese national, was convicted when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Tildah Mazhande and ordered to pay $250 or face two months imprisonment for staying in Zimbabwe without a valid permit.
He pleaded guilty to contravening Section 29(1)(a)ARW 29(2a) of the Immigration Act Chapter 4:02 “Enter, be or remain in Zimbabwe without a valid permit”. The court heard that on March 26 this year, Liu visited Zimbabwe through Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and he was issued with a 30-day business visitor’s visa permit. He however overstayed for eight months from April 26 to December 26 this year and was arrested on December 26 at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport when he was attempting to go back to his country.
An Indian national Mahammad Aqlakh Mustaq Ahmad (21) was on Friday last week fined $500 or face 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to contravening Chapter 4:02 of the Immigration Act , “Enter, be or remain in the country without a valid permit,” when he appeared before Harare Magistrate Tracey Muzondo.