Parliament to investigate Zimbabwe’s stateless crisis

Published: 24/Jun/2024

By Anna Chibamu

PARLIAMENT has resolved to investigate the presence of undocumented people in Zimbabwe after Amnesty International took the government to task over the statelessness of hundreds of thousands.

The human rights defender said many children were forced out of school due to failure to obtain identity documents and could not sit for public examinations.

Giving oral evidence to the Defence, Home Affairs, Veterans of the Liberation Struggle and Security Parly portfolio committee a fortnight ago, Amnesty lnternational described the issue as “problematic” and called for urgent redress.

Committee chair Beitbridge East MP Albert Nguluvhe on Monday said, “This committee together with the Registrar General must go on the ground and hear from the affected people.”

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2024