RG’s office charges in forex

The Registrar General, Tobaiwa Mudede, has deferred the commencement of voter registration and issuance of Identity Cards in preparation for next year's elections due to lack of equipment and material.
The desperate department is now illegally charging fees in foreign currency in an at

tempt to solve the crisis. The law states that only the Zim dollar is legal tender in the country, but this is increasingly flouted by government departments and parastatals.
The Zimbabwean can reveal that Mudede recently dispatched a team to South Africa to source material used in the making of ID cards as well as for voter registration and preparing the voters’ roll.
A visit to the passport office in Harare showed that many Zimbabweans desperate for passports in order to be able to search for survival outside the country are already paying in foreign currency.
“The decision (to charge in forex) was taken after the realization that we are running out of time and don’t have resources to prepare for the elections,” a senior official at the RG’s office said.
Mudede confirmed that, “the process has slightly been delayed because of logistical problems”.

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