ZHRC to conduct national inquiry on birth certificates

Published: 13/Feb/2019
Source: NewsDay (Harare)


THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) will soon embark on a nationwide inquiry on access to civil documentation following numerous complaints by civil and human rights groups in Matabeleland that most Gukurahundi victims faced difficulties in obtaining identity particulars.

Rights and pressure groups including Habakkuk Trust, Post-Independence Survivors’ Trust (PIST) led by Felix Mafa Sibanda, Ibhetshu likaZulu led by Mbuso Fuzwayo and Mthwakazi Republic Party led by Mqondisi Moyo, have been calling for special dispensation for Gukurahundi victims to access identity documents.

They say most survivors of the 1980s atrocities had lost parents during the crackdown, hence their failure to get birth certificates.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/02/zhrc-to-conduct-national-inquiry-on-birth-certificates/

Themes: Birth Registration
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019