Zimbabwe government to amend constitution, abolish dual citizenship

Published: 12/May/2017
Source: Xinhua

HARARE, May 12 (Xinhua) — The government is pushing for the abolition of dual citizenship as enshrined under Zimbabwe’s constitution, arguing that it poses a number of security challenges, state media reported Friday.

Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede told a parliamentary caucus of the ruling Zanu-PF party that the government would be seeking amendments to the constitution promulgated in 2013 so that dual citizenship is abolished.

The government is currently realigning old laws to the new constitution, albeit at a slow pace.

“As the Ministry of Home Affairs we have decided that we are not going for realignment (of the Citizenship Act to the constitution), but for amendment,” Mudede was quoted by The Herald newspaper as having said.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2017