Restoration and Continuation of lost or renounced citizenship of Zimbabwe

Published: 13/Sep/2019
Source: TRM Legal Counsel

Good news to all senior citizens of Zimbabwe born in Zimbabwe before or after 1st January 1950

Citizens of Zimbabwe born before or after 1st January 1950 who had either lost or were being denied their citizenship of Zimbabwe have reason to celebrate!

The High Court of Zimbabwe sitting at Harare (the Honourable Mr Justice Nicholas Mathonsi, presiding) today upheld an application filed by a [citizen] born in the then Southern Rhodesia to British parents;

The Applicant argued that  at the time of her birth all persons born in the territory of present day Zimbabwe were deemed to be citizens by birth by operation of law i.e. the British Nationality and Southern Rhodesian Citizenship Act No.1 of 1949 which came into effect on 1st January 1950.

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Themes: Acquisition by children
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019