Zimbabwe: IDs are a basic right

Published: 10/Sep/2021
Source: Newsday (Harare)

REPORTS yesterday said the Registrar-General’s office would from Monday resume issuing birth certificates, passports and identity documents (IDs) after months of closure due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

The exercise, we are told, would target the marginalised San community in Tsholotsho and the Shangaan in the Lowveld, who have been rendered stateless 41 years after independence.

These two minority tribes are not alone in this predicament as there are many other groups who have been denied citizenship in their country of origin by a toxic combination of bureaucracy and discrimination.

There are hundreds to thousands of Gukurahundi victims who do not have identity documents.

There are also stateless citizens born of migrant workers.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2021/09/ids-are-a-basic-right/

Themes: Discrimination, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2021