Zimbabwe: « Aliens » to vote in 2018 polls – Zim High Court

Publié : 29/Nov/2017
Source: The Citizen (South Africa) / African News Agency

The ‘Aliens’ were supposed to produce the identity documents endorsed ‘alien’ coupled with a birth certificate and proof of residence.

The Zimbabwean High Court has ruled in favour of those with dual citizenship so that they can be registered in the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) driver and participate in next year’s elections in the Southern African country.

Justice Nyaradzi Munangati-Manongwa on Wednesday said the “Aliens” were supposed to produce the identity documents endorsed “alien” coupled with a birth certificate and proof of residence.

The granting of the court order came after human rights lawyer Denford Halimani of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) petitioned the High Court on behalf of Harare resident Sarah Kachingwe and two political parties, MDC-T and MDC-N, who sought an order to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to register the so-called Aliens as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the ongoing BVR exercise.

Read further: https://citizen.co.za/news/news-africa/1744812/aliens-to-vote-in-2018-polls-zim-high-court/

 

Thèmes: Double Nationalité, Inscription aux listes électorales
Les régions: Zimbabwe
An: 2017