Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)
Sikhulekelani Moyo, Chronicle Reporter
MALAWI has introduced dual citizenship and this means that those who are born outside its borders to Malawian parents can now be granted citizenship.
A number of Malawians moved to Zimbabwe especially during the years of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland – a three-nation political and economic unit that was founded in 1953 consisting of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi).
The federation collapsed in 1963 because of pending independence of Malawi and Zambia. Zimbabwe had a strong mining and farming base hence Zambians and Malawians moved to the country to work in the mines and on farms.
In an interview, Malawian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Dr Mwayiwayo Polepole said during the time of the federation, Malawi was not a mining or farming country hence it was a labour market for the mines and farms in Zimbabwe.