Man in court for dual citizenship

December 21, 2011 at 7:22 am Leave a comment

By Helen Kadirire

HARARE – A 64-year-old man was yesterday arraigned before the courts on charges of possessing dual citizenship after being found in possession of a South African and Zimbabwean passport.

Dual citizenship is outlawed in Zimbabwe.

Charles Chirere was remanded to January 5, 2012 by magistrate Elijah Makomo.

Chirere has a place of residence in Chitungwiza and Mandalay Place in Cape Town.

On December 13 this year, Chirere appeared at the Rotten Row Magistrates’ court in Harare on charges of conspiracy and unlawful possession of a firearm and was allegedly ordered to produce his passport before bail could be considered.

On December 15 the court heard that Chirere allegedly produced an expired Zimbabwean passport, number Z018419 which was in his name and a South African passport number 462474467 in the name of Morris Sizwe Ngalo but bearing his photograph.

It is the state’s case that on December 16 checks were made at the Registrar General’s office were it was established that Chirere did not renounce his Zimbabwean citizenship before acquiring the South African passport.


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