Zimbabwe: MDC T, MDC N and Kachingwe vs ZEC, Registrar-General, Minister of Home Affairs & ZANU PF

Published: 29/Nov/2017
Source: High Court of Zimbabwe, Harare

IT IS ORDERED THAT:

  1. Any person born in Zimbabwe who is of over eighteen (18) years with an identification card endorsed alien and a birth certificate showing that such person was born in Zimbabwe and that at least one of the parents of such person was born in Zimbabwe or from the SADC region with proof that he or she was ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe is forthwith entitled to be registered by the 1st respondent to vote without any impediment or additional requirement other than requirement relating to all people.
  2. The 2nd respondent shall not charge any such person described in paragraph 1 above to obtain fresh identification particulars during the period which the biometric voter registration exercise is taking place as per the timelines set out by the 1st respondent.

IT IS CONSEQUENTLY ORDERED THAT:

  1. The 3rd applicant, together with any class of persons in a similar predicament be and are hereby entitled to be forthwith registered as voters by the 1st respondent in the biometric voter registration exercise upon production of the identification card endorsed ‘alien’ coupled with a birth certificate showing that they were born in Zimbabwe to parents from SADC region or one of whom is a Zimbabwean and proof of residence.
  2. There shall be no order as to costs.

Download judgment: MDC T, MDC N and Kachingwe vs ZEC, Registrar-General, Minister of Home Affairs & ZANU PF HHC 2017

Also on ZimLII: https://zimlii.org/node/8627

Themes: Double Nationalité, Inscription aux listes électorales
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2017