FIFTY prohibited immigrants arrested in Chinsali have pleaded guilty to one change of failing to report to an immigration officer at Nakonde border when entering the country.
The 50 pleaded guilty when they appeared before Magistrate Shaderick Chanda in Chinsali yesterday.
Magistrate Chanda adjourned the matter to May 27 for written facts.
And two Zambian nationals pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting prohibited immigrants to enter the country contrary to the laws of Zambia.
This is in a case in which Goodson Osward Mwansa and Saulos Tembo are jointly charged with one count of aiding and abetting 50 prohibited immigrants contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Facts presented before the court were that on March 29, 2013, Mwansa and Tembo jointly and whilst acting together did aid or assist 50 Ethiopian nationals to enter Zambia illegally using a motor vehicle namely Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter registration number ABH 8004.
Magistrate Chanda adjourned the matter to May 27 for commencement of trial.
In the same court, a farmer of Chinsali district appeared in court on charges of attempted rape.
Kasamu Ng'andu, 25, of Machangwe Village in senior chief Nkula's area on April 3, 2013 allegedly attempted to have unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman without her consent.
Ng'andu pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Chanda adjourned the matter to April 20 for trial.