Zimbabwe: Minister Proposes Changes in Citizenship Clause

Published: 18/Nov/2016
Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent

THE Minister of Home Affairs Dr Ignatius Chombo is proposing to amend citizenship clauses in the Constitution as part of legislation reforms.

If the constitutional amendment is adopted, this would be the first time the country would have revised parts of its constitution that came into force in 2013.

Dr Chombo, in a prepared response submitted to Parliament on his behalf by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement, Dr Douglas Mombeshora during Wednesday’s Question and Answer session, said the proposed constitutional amendments had already been forwarded to Government.

 “The Ministry has made submissions to Government for amendments of certain provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe regarding the Citizenship Law. As such, we therefore await the said amendments to the Constitution,” said Dr Chombo.

The Minister did not give more details on the proposals.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Dual Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2016