Zimbabwe: Govt dismisses ‘statelessness’ report

Published: 18/Jun/2024
Source: Zimbabwe Independent

By Harriet Chikandiwa

GOVERNMENT yesterday reacted angrily to a report by Amnesty International in Zimbabwe detailing how the country’s discriminatory and arbitrary nationality laws had left generations of migrant workers and their families marginalised.

In April 2021, Amnesty International launched a report titled We Are Like “Stray Animals” laying bare the devastating consequences of the statelessness crisis in Zimbabwe and how it has its roots in colonial history.

However, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage secretary Raphel Faranisi, appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Defence, Security and War Veterans, dismissed the report as outdated.

“The ministry has noted that the report is outdated in that it is alleged to cover events preceding April 2021. The said events are part of history, but were presented in a format and manner meant to evoke needless emotions as well tarnish the country’s image,” Faranisi said.

Read further: https://www.theindependent.co.zw/local-news/article/200028453/govt-dismisses-statelessness-report

Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2024