Zimbabwe: Minister Proposes Changes in Citizenship Clause

Published: 18/Nov/2016
Source: The Chronicle (Harare)

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Ignatius Chombo is proposing to amend citizenship clauses in the constitution as part of legislation reforms.

Responding to a written question by Zanu-PF MP for Kadoma Central, Fani Phiri, who wanted to know procedures being taken by Government on the status of people considered to be “aliens”, Chombo said,

The Ministry has made submissions to Government for amendments of certain provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe regarding the Citizenship Law. As such, we therefore await the said amendments to the Constitution.

The Minister did not give more details on the proposals. If the constitutional amendment is adopted, this would be the first time the country would have revised parts of its constitution that came into force in 2013.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Dual Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2016