‘Stateless’ Zimbabweans endure prejudice without identity

Published: 26/Juil/2021
Source: Newsday (Harare) / Anadolu Agency

Isiah Guvira, a 42-year-old Zimbabwean of Mozambican origin, has worked as a farmer in Lions Den, a growth point 114km west of the capital, Harare, for his entire life.

Since he does not have any official documents, he classified himself as “Stateless” because he has neither a birth certificate nor a national identity card, as does his wife, Berita Siyawaedza (35), and their three children.

Guvira recently switched to a more lucrative line of work, illegal gold mining. This is the only field that can fit his situation because earning a wage through the bank or mobile money requires some kind of identification.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2021/07/stateless-zimbabweans-endure-prejudice-without-identity/

Themes: Apatridie, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2021