Source: The Herald (Harare)
Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has pledged to address documentation issues, particularly in the Matabeleland region, by the end of 2020.
Speaking during the commencement of the inaugural public hearing on the National Inquiry on Access to Documentation in Zimbabwe in Bulawayo Metropolitan province on Monday, ZHRC chairperson Dr Elasto Mugwadi said they were aware of the challenges in accessing national documents such as passports and birth certificates.
“As ZHRC, our mandate is to enforce the enjoyment of human rights, their promotion and protection and our target is to have no stateless people by end of 2020. No one should by end of 2020 be facing challenges of documentation. We also have been following the challenges in terms of issuance of passports,” said Dr Mugwadi.