Swazis with dual citizenship face arrest

Published: 7/Juil/2009
Source: Times of Swaziland

By Arthur Mordaunt

LOBAMBA – Swazis who possess dual citizenship could find themselves under arrest if found out.

Home Affairs Minister Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze has announced that it was illegal for Swazis to hold dual citizenship and declared that anyone who does this is breaking the law and is liable for arrest.

The minister was speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday afternoon. He was responding to a question posed by Lobamba Lomdzala MP Marwick Khumalo who wanted to know from the minister if he was comfortable with the fact that many Swazis enjoyed dual citizenship.

Responding, Gamedze said this was not allowed. He said Swazi immigration laws pronounced that for one to enjoy dual citizenship, he or she has to renounce the Swazi citizenship. The minister said he was aware that other countries allowed this but emphasised that it was illegal in Swaziland.

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Themes: Double Nationalité
Regions: Eswatini
Year: 2009