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Two Deported Chinese Investors Reenter Country Illegally

TWO Chinese investors who were barred from entering the country after being deported last year were apprehended last week after re-entering with new passports.

Zheng Jie (58), of Plot 50 Hope Fountain in Umguza District, and director of Jie and Beat Enterprises, and Xia Xiao Jun (48), of 12 Castle Court JM Nkomo Bulawayo, both appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Mr Collet Ncube on charges of violating sections 11(1) and (5) of the Immigration Act.

According to Star FM, on August 15, 2022, Xia ad Jie were apprehended after entering the country through the Plumtree Border Post. They were found guilty and deported back to China.

The Chinese investors were declared illegal immigrants.

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Rather than appealing the prohibition notice, Xia and Jie obtained new passports and returned to the country on December 30 last year via Plumtree Border Post, according to court documents.

They were detained at immigration offices as they attempted to extend their stay in the country.

The two accused persons applied for bail pending trial through their lawyer, Mr Khulekani Sibanda of Mathonsi Ncube Law Chambers, and the ruling is expected today.

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