Zimbabwe: Biti Says the Zim National ID Promotes Tribalism, to Take the Matter to Court

Published: 2/Juil/2017
Source: New Zimbabwe

Lawyer Tendai Biti said he is approaching the courts seeking the scrapping off of the regions and district codes on national identity cards « because they are fuelling tribalism in the country ».

A National Identity card bears the names of the holder’s local village, the chief as well as the code of his district and province of origin.

But according to Biti, who was one of the panellists at the just ended two day panel discussion which was organized by SAPES Trust and Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, in Harare, this information on the IDs is the source of discrimination, citizens from provinces such as Matabeleland suffer from under the Zanu PF government.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2017