Chinese national arrested after leaking illegal status during newspaper interview

Crimes and Courts




A Chinese national is currently held at Khami Prison awaiting deportation after he leaked his illegal immigration status during a newspaper interview.


LI Changfeng (21), was interviewed by the Chronicle on February 22 wherein he described how he had fallen in love with Bulawayo’s Old Luveve suburb. He was interviewed preparing his native food at what had become his home in Old Luveve, describing how he sells Chinese food to residents adding it was selling like “hot cakes.”

The interview aroused immigration officials.


Investigations later showed that Li, who was employed by Dongxin Machinery Company, resigned on 4 October last year but did not notify the chief director of immigration.


“Bulawayo principal immigration officers Ncube and Kuvengwa instituted an investigation, after observing a Chronicle newspaper article indicating that there was a Chinese man who had fallen in love with Luveve suburb,” said Mr Sehliselo Khumalo told the court as Li was charged with violating immigration regulations.

Source: Zim Morning Post