Zim: Passports for ‘alien’ sisters

Published: 20/May/2014
Source: The Zimbabwean

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights has facilitated the issuing of passports to two Zimbabwean sisters unconstitutionally regarded by the Registrar General’s office as aliens

Edna and Margaret Silundu of Bulawayo were denied the travelling documents despite being born in Zimbabwe in the 1960s of a Zimbabwean mother and a Zambian father, who migrated to the country when it was still Southern Rhodesia.

In a statement, ZLHR said it was delighted to note that the RG’s office had finally issued the passports the sisters after a struggle, since they were regarded as aliens.

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Themes: Identity Documents
Regions: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Year: 2014