Zimbabwe: Whitehead wins citizenship case

Published: 15/Sep/2013
Source: The Standard (Harare)

The Supreme Court on Friday restored the citizenship status of an election expert, who had been stripped of his birthright and forced out of Zimbabwe seven years ago after being declared an “undesirable inhabitant”.


Topper Whitehead appealed to the Supreme Court, through the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), led by Bryant Elliot and Advocate Lewis Uriri, after the High Court dismissed his initial application.

The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that a citizen of Zimbabwe by birth cannot lose his citizenship and that he cannot be declared a prohibited immigrant as had been done by Home Affairs minister, Kembo Mohadi.

Link to The Standard website.

Themes: Double Nationalité, Cartes d’identité et passeports, Pièces d'identité, Nationalité et élections, Inscription aux listes électorales, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité
Regions: Zimbabwe, Afrique australe
Year: 2013