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PUBLIC ANNOUCEMENT
ABOLITION OF VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANGOLAN PASSPORT HOLDERS

The Zambia High Commission in South Africa wishes to inform the Zambian Community in South Africa that the visa policy with regards the above stated nationals who used to obtain Visas at the ports of Entry has been revised.

This follows the signing of bilateral agreements between the government of the republic of Zambia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on reciprocal visa exemption for diplomats ,official and ordinary passport holders on the 2nd May ,2018.

The policy Adjustments will have the following implications
Holder of Valid Angolan Diplomatic and Official passports shall be exempted from getting Visas to enter into or transit through Zambia.

Holders of Valid Angolan Ordinary passports intending to enter Zambia for holiday, tourism, family visits ,official and private business, as well as in transit shall be exempt from getting Visas

His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba said in view of the above and effective from 16th August ,2018 has hereby directed all to implement the above VISA policy adjustments

Zambia has issued a second travel advisory alert issued to truck drivers and transporters entering South Africa.

The advisory alert follows reported fresh wave of sporadic attacks on foreign registered trucks driven by foreign nationals.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says truckers and truck drivers should remain alert and follow security protocols issued by the South African government

He said it was cardinal that truckers should always use highways as they were well secured with high police presence and where regular highway patrols were conducted.

Mr. Mwamba said he has been assured by the South African government of intensive security measures that have been established which included police presence at boarder and crossing points and toll gates on all major highways.

He has also called on Zambian truckers to avoid using routes which were experiencing picketing, protests or demonstrations of any kind in order to save lives and goods.

Mr Mwamba noted that trade between the two countries would not be disrupted as the government of the Republic of South Africa had assured of stringent security and safety measures.

About six Zambian registered trucks were recently caught up in seperate local violent protests

The six trucks were petrol bombed in that country following violent protests that erupted in Limpopo and Kwazulu Natal provinces, however, no lives were lost in the attacks.

The Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship says following the introduction of Dual Citizenship under the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment No. 2 of 2016) is pleased to advise the Zambians living in South Africa as follows:

 Under Article 39(1) “A citizen shall not lose citizenship by acquiring citizenship of another country”.
Such persons will be required to notify the Board of the acquisition of that other citizenship by completing and submitting Notice of acquisition of Citizenship of another country form (Form VI) in accordance with Section 9(1) of Statutory Instrument No. 50 of 2017.

 Under Article 39(2) “A citizen who ceased to be a citizen before the commencement of this Constitution as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country shall be entitled to apply as prescribed to the Citizenship Board of Zambia for Citizenship and the Citizenship Board of Zambia shall bestow citizenship on that person.

 For persons who wish to bestow their Zambian Citizenship, the procedure is as follows:

i. Complete Bestowal of Citizenship applications form (Form VII)
ii. Pay prescribed processing fee of three hundred Zambian Kwacha (K300) equivalent.
iii. Mission to forward duly completed form to Passport Office, Lusaka. Note: To attach copies of their previous passports and National Registration Cards.
iv. Upon citizenship Board approval, letters of approval will be sent back to the Mission.
v. Applicants will be required to complete an oath of allegiance and pay five thousand Kwacha (K5, 000) equivalent for the Certificate of Bestowal.
vi. Oath of allegiance and receipt for payment should be forwarded to Passport Office, Lusaka for issuance of Certificate of Bestowal.
vii. Certificate of Bestowal will be forwarded to the Mission for onward transmission to the applicants.

Emmanuel Mwamba
HIGH COMMISSIONER
Republic of South Africa

FUNERAL OF THE LATE CONSTATINO KAPUNGWE KAUNDA

The Zambia High Commission in South Africa wishes to inform the Zambian Community in south Africa to attend the memorial service and burial ceremony of the late brother CONSTATINO KAPUNGWE KAUNDA. Regional Superior of the brothers of Charity.
The Funeral gathering is being held at 59 rose street Florida whilst the memorial service will take place on Wednesday the 24th of January 2018 at st John the apostle Parish on the High way road next to st Catherine Convert School In Florida Johannesburg the Burial will be on Saturday the 27th of January 2018 at Pax College in Polokwane at 9;30 hrs.
On Thursday all brothers of the Parish will move to polokwane where the funeral and burial will be held.
His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has wished the family and the Church God’s Strength and guidance during the period of bereavement.