Botswana: Woman wants dual citizenship for her adult children

Published: 16/Mar/2021
Source: Sunday Standard (Gaborone)

Government faces a Unity Dowesque case in which a Motswana woman married to a Norwegian is challenging the legality of forcing her children to choose between the citizenship of either parent before they are adults. Currently children born in Botswana can have dual citizenship but have to choose a single citizenship before attaining the age of 21. In her founding affidavit Sithabile Pauline Mathe explains that she has established homes in Gaborone and Olso, Norway. She got married to Havard Greger Hagen in 2002 in Olso who is a citizen of Norway. There are two children born from the marriage, namely Sunniva Moratiwa Greger Mathe and Jonas Nokwazi Greger Mathe.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2021