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E-Passports Saga: Zimbabwean Government A Bunch Of Roving Bandits - Biti

E-Passports Saga: Zimbabwean Government A Bunch Of Roving Bandits - Biti

MDC Alliance vice president and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has condemned the privatisation of passport production in the country.

On Monday the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage said the Government was working with a company called Garsu Pasaulis (GP) in the production of the electronic passport and on other vital civil registration documents.

The following day, the Government promulgated Statutory Instrument 273 of 2021 which gave passport holders until 31 December 2023 to swap their passports for a new electronic passport (e-passport).

In responding to the developments, Biti accused Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe of breaking the law through the promulgation of SI 273 of 2021. Biti posted on Twitter:

The privatisation of passport production is yet another chapter in a lengthy anthology of crony capitalism under Emmerson.

Passport data is a private security issue that can’t be outsourced. Further, what criterion has been used to select Tagwireyi as the producer of these passports?

Kuda Tagwirei’s greed is unprecedented so too is that of the person fronting him. He now controls fuel, forex, gold mines, platinum, the RBZ, Banks, pipelines, Road construction, command agriculture, NOCZIM & the Ministry of Finance. He controls Zimbabwe.

It’s unprecedented that a regime can decree that all passports will expire on a certain date. The processing of new passports will be a humongous multi-billion dollar business. It will also be a logistical nightmare. This regime has no boundary, no morality, no limitations, no shame.

SI 273 of 2021 is blatantly unconstitutional. Kazembe Kazembe has acted outside powers provided to him by the Citizens Act Cap 4:01.

That SI needs to be challenged in court. Enough of these roving bandits. Enough of a vacuous government driven by greed avarice & aggrandizement.

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4 Comments

ambassador 8 months ago

wording kkk murivakuru


Zman 8 months ago

Saka zvoreva here kuti passport yangu haichatombosevenzi iyo ndakaitora gore rapera zvinoitao here nhaivanhu. Ndookunonzi kuzhakwa seri nekuseri sengoma yegaza


Jonh Wick 8 months ago

Banana republic wireless router chaiyo kkkkkkkkk passport grandstanding taura tinzwe Bushlawyer hezvoko bwaaaaaa yako iyoyoo yatova tissue Tagwirei Oto it's ma billion.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 8 months ago

I WANT TO JOIN THIS DEBATE ON THE INTRODUCTION OF E - PASSPORTS. MOST PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO ON THIS SUBJECT HAVE SAID THEY ARE IN FAVOUR OF THESE E - PASSPORTS. IT IS THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT WANTS TO INTRODUCE THEM THAT THEY RESENT. THEY SAY IT IS CRIMINAL, CORRUPT AND UNPROFESSIONAL.

ALL THE TIME I WAS ACCEPTING CAMARADA KUDAKWASHE TAGWIREI AS A CLEAN BUSINESSMAN. BUT NOW I DOUBT HIS CREDENTIALS. WHY IS HE WINNING MOST GOVERNMENT TENDERS. THIS TIME AROUND HE WAS HAND PICKED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH A TENDER PROCESS. WHY? I HAVE NOW JOINED THE BANDWAGON OF THOSE WHO ACCUSE HIM OF BEING A FRONT MAN.

THIS E - PASSPORT PROCESS CAN BE CHALLENGED SUCCESSFULLY IN COURTS WHICH ARE NOT CAPTURED. WHY WAS CBZ BANK HAND PICKED TO PROCESS THE PASSPORTS ? WHAT WE KNOW IS CBZ IS A BANK FOR MOST GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. WHY WAS THIS GARSU PASAULIS [GP] COMPANY HAND PICKED ?

I TEND TO AGREE WITH THOSE WHO SAY E - PASSPORTS WERE INTRODUCED AS A MONEY SPINNING VENTURE. WHY SHOULD ALL PASSPORTS EXPIRE ON 31 DECEMBER 2023 ? PASSPORTS SHOULD EXPIRE ON THEIR OLD DATES SO THAT THERE IS NO CONFUSION AND CONGESTION IN THE PROCESS.

[ZVIPEI HWAHWA IZVI, ZVIGUTE ZVIGOROVA MAI VAKAZVIBEREKA].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]



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