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UK citizen deported for illegally working in Zimbabwe

by Byo24NEWS
29 Jan 2011 at 02:01hrs | Views
A UK citizen working illegally as senior official for Telecel Zimbabwe has been arrested and deported.

The Telecel official, Simon Payne, was arrested by immigration officials last Friday and appeared before a Harare magistrate on Monday. He was fined US$1 000 or six months in prison for violating the Immigration Act for working in the country without a requisite permit.

Telecel was fined US$1 500 for employing a person without a work permit. Payne, who is based in the United Kingdom, was deported on Monday evening.

Payne was contracted by the company to work in the country between December 1 last year to December 31 this year. The company failed to apply for a work permit for him. Investigations by the Immigration Department revealed that he started working in Zimbabwe early last year without the relevant documents.

Source - Byo24NEWS