Zimbabwe to open Registry Offices in South Africa

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Authorities have set in motion work to open three Civil Registry offices in South Africa to service a sizable number of Zimbabweans living in the neighbouring country who have been returning home to process passports and other national identity documents.

The development, which is part of extending services to where citizens are, will see offices being opened soon in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Writing a weekly article to the nation in the Sunday Mail and Sunday News, President Emmerson Mnangagwa stated that plans are underway to launch similar outreach services in Lusaka, Zambia, the Middle East, London, United Kingdom as well as Washington DC and New York in the United States.

The President said the facilities are in response to needs expressed by Zimbabweans he interacted with during various visits abroad.

According to the Zimbabwean constitution, passports and other identity documents including birth certificates are a right to be enjoyed by every citizen.