|Trigger-happy Chinese awaits deportation|
|Saturday, 21 July 2012 00:00|
The Chinese national recently arrested for allegedly attempting to shoot at immigration officers is still in custody awaiting deportation. The incident occurred at a flat along Josiah Tongogara Avenue in Harare early this month.
Xie Zheng is yet to appear in court facing charges of staying in the country illegally and that of trying to shoot at the immigration officers.
Principal Immigration Officer Mrs Patricia Mafodya yesterday said Xie recently had his urgent chamber application dismissed at the High Court when he was challenging his arrest and detention.
“He then lodged an appeal at the Magistrates’ Court against his deeming as a prohibited immigrant, but withdrew at the hearing,” she said.
Xie had his Star pistol, which had five rounds of ammunition, recently taken away for further investigations and to ascertain if it was licenced.
He came to Zimbabwe sometime last month and was issued with a holiday visa, but continued staying in the country after it expired.
Immigration officers went to his flat to check on his status and asked Xie to produce his permit, but he threatened to shoot them.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian national Cletus Chukwuka Anueyiangu, who recently had his case dismissed at the Supreme Court after he challenged both his arrest and conviction, has been deported.
Anueyiangu and his wife were deported last Thursday.
Anueyiangu was recently arrested in the city after being found without the required documents to stay in the country.
He entered into the country sometime in 2004 on a holiday before he went back to his country.
He attempted to enter the country on 7 May, 2005, but was equivocally denied entry.
It is believed that Anueyiangu then sneaked into the country, but was arrested and deported on June 15, 2005.
He sneaked into the country again using fake names and another Nigerian passport.
In 2006, Anueyiangu and two other Nigerians applied for and were issued with a Zimbabwe Investment Licence and they formed a company called Ideal Clothing Manufacturing based at the Gulf Complex.