Zimbabwe: Woman sues Tobaiwa Mudede

Published: 3/May/2018
Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)

Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter

A BULAWAYO woman born to Zambian parents has taken the Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede to court challenging his refusal to grant her Zimbabwean citizenship.

Mrs Ketty Twasa (75), through her lawyers Moyo and Nyoni Legal Practitioners, filed an application at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an order interdicting Mr Mudede from demanding that she must renounce her dual citizenship as a prerequisite to be issued with a new birth certificate and national identity card which would subsequently allow her to
apply for a Zimbabwean passport.

The documents classify Mrs Twasa as a foreigner.

In papers before the court, the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture, Dr Obert Mpofu and his Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs counterpart Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi were cited as respondents.

In her founding affidavit, Mrs Twasa wants a declaratur that she is a Zimbabwean citizen by birth. She seeks an order directing Mr Mudede to issue her with a new Zimbabwean birth certificate and identity card that does not depict her as an alien.

Read further: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/woman-sues-tobaiwa-mudede/

Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2018