21 June 2014

Tanzania: Former Tanzanite-One Official Declared 'Prohibited Immigrant'

Former Sales Manager for Tanzanite One Limited, Mr Jacques Beytel, who was being investigated by immigration officers here for working in the country illegally has left the country.

The 39-year-old citizen of South Africa was arrested by Immigration Officers last week for allegedly working in Tanzania without possessing relevant permits. His resident permit expired on February 17 this year and he had illegally been in the country until he was arrested on June 10.

The Regional Immigration Officer, Mr Daniel Namomba called a press conference on Tuesday and admitted that Mr Beytel was indeed out of the country after he was declared a Prohibited Immigrant by the government.

"The government has also issued stern warning to Tanzanite-One management for employing foreigners and letting them live in the country without permits," said Mr Namomba.

However, while early reports claimed that the South African citizen flew out of the country from Kilimanjaro International Airport, last Saturday night, the Regional Immigration Officer said that Mr Beytel actually drove through Namanga border into Kenya.

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