Zimbabwe: Children of Gukurahundi Victims Struggle to Access IDs

Published: 24/Aug/2021
Source: New Zimbabwe

By Kenneth Matimaire

Children born to victims of Gukurahundi massacres have been deprived of their right to access birth registration leading to dire human rights violations associated with statelessness, a new study has shown.

The findings featured in a study conducted by the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) titled: Cursed with Statelessness: Consequences of Deprivation of National Identification Documents.

“There are unregistered citizens born within Zimbabwe that were born to victims of Gukurahundi massacres,” states the study.

The findings were identified in Matobo districts, other areas of Matabeleland, and parts of Midlands provinces.

In this group, unregistered citizens appear in two sub-groups, namely children of Gukurahundi victims and grandchildren of victims of post-Gukurahundi massacres.

Read further: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/children-of-gukurahundi-victims-struggle-to-access-ids/

Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2021