Chinese man points gun at immigration officers

A Chinese national has been arrested for allegedly attempting to shoot at four immigration officers who wanted to arrest him for staying in the country illegally.

 

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The incident occurred at a flat along Josiah Tongogara Avenue in Harare yesterday morning.

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Xye Zheng is in police custody and will appear in court soon facing charges of staying in the country illegally and that of trying to shoot at the immigration officers.

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The Star pistol which had five rounds of ammunition has since been taken for further investigations and to ascertain whether it was licenced or not.

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Assistant Regional Immigration Officer Mr Francis Mabika said Xye came to Zimbabwe sometime last month and was issued with a holiday visa. The visa expired and Xye continued staying in the country. 

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Immigration officers went to his flat to check on his status and asked Xye to produce his permit, but he took a pistol, threatening to shoot them.

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