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Zimbabwe govt seek to exclude expats from voting

Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said.

This move is clearly designed to deny the opposition millions of votes from mostly of votes from mostly illegal immigrants eking out a living in SA and other foreign countries who are decidedly anti-President Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF they said.

Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede recently addressed a ruling party parliamentary caucus where he urged amendment of the Constitution to ban dual citizenship in a move that would adversely impact millions of Zimbabwe's now living abroad.

Zimbabweans of Malawian and Zambian origin often described by Mudede as "aliens" would also be hit by the development.  

Zanu-PF legislators were said to be supportive of the proposal.

However, rights group Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition said the Registrar General should respect the country's constitution.

The group said Mudede proposal was not just an attack on the constitution but also a ploy by Zanu-PF to rig the 2018 polls.


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