Mudede denies Mawere citizenship

Published: 21/May/2013

Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede last week blocked South Africa-based businessman Mutumwa Mawere’s application for a new national identity card, telling him that dual citizenship remains illegal even under the new Constitution. Mawere, who is said to be involved with a new political party but denies the reports, holds South African citizenship. He plans to challenge Mudede’s decision at the courts as soon as the country’s new Constitution becomes law.

The new charter was recently approved by the legislature and now awaits President Robert Mugabe’s assent.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality and Elections, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Year: 2013