Zimbabwe: Govt Mustn’t Politicise Citizenship

Published: 22/May/2017
Source: Zimbabwe Independent


A RENEWED push by Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede — who has seriously overstayed his welcome — to ban dual citizenship by amending the new constitution has reignited an otherwise closed debate on the issue.

Mudede and others of his political ilk in Zanu PF and government want to go back to the old constitutional dispensation which rendered millions of Zimbabweans stateless and disenfranchised them in the process. Those affected were mainly Zimbabweans of Malawian, Zambian and Mozambican descent. Locals in the diaspora, particularly their children, were also badly affected. However, during the constitution-making process which led to the new supreme law of the land, Zimbabweans made it clear the country needs to get rid of the anachronistic arrangement which marginalised and alienated some citizens or children born in the diaspora.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2017