Zimbabwe: Judge raps RG over citizenship

Published: 30/Jun/2019
Source: The Standard (Bulawayo)


Supreme Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi has come hard on registrar-general Clemence Masango, who has been denying returning Zimbabweans citizenship status, saying the move by his office is discouraging investment.

Justice Mathonsi made the remarks in a High Court judgement in a matter in which a 66-year-old Kadoma farmer, Christina Janet Veitch, who was born and bred in Zimbabwe while it was still Southern Rhodesia, had her identity card forfeited by the Registrar-General’s office.

Veitch was ordered to prove her status and entitlement to the country’s citizenship because at one point she left the country, but returned in 1987.

Veitch has been living in Zimbabwe, but when she visited the Registrar-General’s office in Kadoma in 2017, the officials refused to confirm her citizenship, arguing she must prove her status and entitlement.

Read further: https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/06/30/judge-raps-rg-citizenship/

Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019