THREE South African illegal immigrants were last week fined $100 and deported for contravening Zimbabwe’s laws after they sneaked into the country and started working at a service station in Marondera.
BY Jairos Saunyama
Erick Myende (34), Tembani Mabaso (44) and Michael Bachlall (25) were fined $100 each, while their South African employer, Erasmus Francious (70), a director at Coastal Structures (Pvt)Ltd, was fined $300 by Marondera magistrate Josephine Sande.
The court heard that on April 26 this year, Francious brought in the three, who were his employees, through the Beitbridge Border Post, claiming they were visitors and they were given 30-day visitors’ permits.
On May 11, the three were picked up while working at a Trek service station in Marondera without work permits, leading to their prosecution.
Courage Chakawa represented the State.