Zimbabwe: Whitehead v Registrar General and others (High Court)

Published: 13/Sep/2012
Source: High Court of Zimbabwe (Harare)

The applicant was born in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, on 15 April 1944. His mother Enid Marjorie Whitehead was also born in this country on 11 April 1917. She lived and died in Zimbabwe on 17 September 2000. The applicant’s father, John Borraine Whitehead was born in South Africa on 13 July 1911. His father came to Southern Rhodesia in 1939 and later married his mother. He made home and lived in this country with his family until his death in 1961. At the time of the applicant’s birth his mother was a citizen of this country by birth and his father was also a citizen of this country by naturalisation.

The applicant avers that he is a citizen of this country by birth in terms of section 5 (1) (a) of the Constitution. He states that on 2 January 2002 he renounced any claim he had to South African citizenship at the South African Embassy in Harare as required.

Download: Whitehead v RG HH 349-12

Themes: Acquisition by children, Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2012