Zimbabwe: Mudede Blasts Social Media Falsehoods

Published: 27/Jul/2016
Source: Allafrica

Media reports suggesting that all newborns will undergo DNA testing before getting birth certificates are false and meant to tarnish the image of Government departments, Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede has said. He said the recent media reports were harmful to the ordinary citizen and would not be tolerated. Addressing journalists in the capital yesterday, Mr Mudede blasted social media users for circulating harmful messages that caused alarm and despondency among Zimbabwean citizens.

“The Registrar-General has not given any such statement to the print and electronic media and the requirements for birth registration remain the same as provided for in the Births and Deaths Registration Act (Chapter 5:02),” he said.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Year: 2016