Violet Gonda JOURNALIST Violet Gonda has been refused a Zimbabwean passport by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede because she was apparently blacklisted by the government.
She is believed to be one of many Zimbabweans on Mudede’s so-called ‘stop list’. Gonda was born, raised and worked in Zimbabwe
UNITED Kingdom-based Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling registrar general Mr Tobaiwa Mudede to issue her a passport.
Gonda, who returned home early this year after spending 17 years in the UK, is among several Zimbabweans blacklisted by Government. She recently applied for her passport, but Mr Mudede denied her the document on the basis that she is blacklisted.
She had paid the passport fees.
According to Gonda’s court papers, Mr Mudede told her that she is on the “Stop List”, therefore, she could not be issued with a passport. She has been in the country covering the run-up to the July 30 polls and post-election period.
Gonda filed her application at the High Court on August 28, in which she cited Mr Mudede and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage as respondents.
She wants the court to compel Mr Mudede to issue her with a Zimbabwean passport
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