Zimbabwe: Mudede Birth Row Spills Into High Court

Published: 5/Apr/2018
Source: The Herald (Harare)

The Registrar-General, Mr Tobaiwa Mudede, is being sued at the High Court for turning down requests by men who wish to acquire birth certificates for their children in the absence of the minors’ mothers.

The RG’s Office allows requests by women seeking birth certificates on behalf of their children without conducting any tests to prove paternity, but the same office stands accused of discriminating against men.

Children who apply for birth certificates through their fathers are being denied the right to the official document due to policies at the RG’s Office.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2018