Scramble for Zim citizenship, Enquiries flood from all over the world, RG’s office overwhelmed

Published: 23/Jul/2014
Source: The Herald (Harare)

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter

There is a scramble for Zimbabwean citizenship by different nationalities the world over in the wake of the adoption of the new Constitution which allows dual citizenship, Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede said yesterday.

Mr Mudede said his office was flooded by inquiries and demands from people from all continents who are claiming citizenship and asking him to prepare their passports.

The revelations put paid to claims by some sections of the media that Zimbabwe was a pariah state that many would not touch with a 10-foot pole, and has been read as a vote of confidence in the country’s capacity to prevail over the challenges it is facing.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Dual Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2014