NamPol rounds up illegal immigrants at Oshakati

03 Dec 2013 13:30pm
OSHAKATI, 03 DEC (NAMPA) – Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Oshakati this week rounded up 32 Angolan and four Zimbabwean boys for staying in Namibia without proper immigration documents.
The boys are said to be in Namibia illegally for the past three months.
Asked why they opted to live in Namibia without authorisation, the Angolan boys said they did not know where to obtain proper documents.
Commander of NamPol in the Oshana Region, Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa said the youngsters were rounded up during a police operation conducted around the town on Monday morning.
They had allegedly been selling wares on the streets.
The police believed that they were conducting the sales of items such as airtime vouchers, sweets and sausages for Namibians, but the foreign boys claimed that they sell their own items and decided to engage into such businesses after failing to get jobs which they apparently came to Namibia for.
The police in conjunction with local officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration deported the young Angolan boys to their country on Monday afternoon.
The deportation of the Zimbabweans is still being organised.