Source: Kanokanga law firm newsletter
Newsletter No. 6
Zim Law (Diaspora Edition)
DUAL CITIZENSHIP IN ZIMBABWE
It goes without saying that the issue of citizenship is a very important issue, regardless of the nationality. Without the need of exploring jurisprudence it is essential to note that the holding of national citizenship is a universally guaranteed right.
When one is recognized as a citizen it provides the individual with various benefits such as the right to register and vote in elections, the right to unrestricted entry and stay in a country, access to health services etc. The aforesaid can be classified as socio-economic human rights.
It must be stated that the new Zimbabwean Constitution recognises three types of citizenship, that is:
- Citizenship by Birth
- Citizenship by Descent
- Citizenship by Registration