Zimbabwe: Shock over high numbers of stateless learners in Matabeleland

Published: 21/Mar/2021
Source: Bulawayo24

AS many as 300 out of 700 learners at a primary school in Kezi, Matabeleland South province, were found to have no identity documents during a fact-finding mission by a Parliamentary committee, rendering them stateless.

This was revealed by Umzingwane legislator Levi Mayihlome in Parliament last week when he moved a motion calling on authorities to align the Citizenship Act to the Constitution to end statelessness.

In international law, a stateless person is someone who is not considered as a national by any state under the operation of law.

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Themes: Apatridie, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2021