High Court Judge Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa this morning passed a landmark ruling granting an order allowing Zimbabweans classified as Aliens to go and get registered as prospective voters by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
The judge ordered ZEC to register the aliens as voters as long as they provided their National Identity Documents endorsed alien with a Birth Certificate and Proof of residence.
ZEC has all along been insisting on the aliens going through the Registrar General’s office first to regularise their status before being registered.
The process was taking too long at the Registry office resulting in thousands of the so called aliens quitting both the Registry and the voter registration.
The granting of the court order came after human rights lawyer Denford Halimani of ZLHR petitioned the High Court on behalf of Harare resident Sarah Kachingwe and two opposition political parties namely MDC-T and MDC-N seeking an order to compel ZEC to register the so-called aliens as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise.Post published in: Featured