Zims get Moz passports via voter reg scam

Published: 2/Avr/2014
Source: The Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean nationals and people of foreign descent are taking advantage of loopholes in the Mozambican voter registration to fraudulently acquire that country’s citizenship. Investigations have revealed.

Registration for aliens to vote in Mozambican elections scheduled for October 15 is taking place at several centres around Zimbabwe. The embassy is asking aspiring voters to produce national identity cards issued in Zimbabwe and marked “Alien” – and people using this opportunity to acquire Mozambican citizenship.

According to evidence produced during the 2008 and 2013 elections in this country, thousands of people of local origin as well as those from Malawi and Zambia have ID cards marked “Alien”. These documents were issued from the early 2000s when the Zimbabwe government revoked the citizenship of people of foreign origin – in an attempt to disenfranchise many who were believed to support the MDC.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Pièces d'identité, Nationalité et élections, Inscription aux listes électorales
Regions: Zimbabwe, Afrique australe, Mozambique
Year: 2014