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Govt Dismisses Reports Saying "Production Of Electronic Passports Stopped"

Govt Dismisses Reports Saying

The secretary of Information, Nick Mangwana has dismissed reports suggesting that the government has stopped the production of electronic passports following a major breakdown. He posted on Twitter this Sunday:

We have noted a news article circulating on social media, suggesting that the processing of the Zimbabwean E-passport has been put on hold indefinitely. This is incorrect.  We would like to categorically state that the new E-passport is being processed.

NewZimbabwe.com earlier reported that passport seekers at the Harare Registrar General’s office were sent back home Saturday by an official who said there was a huge breakdown of machines.

The publication said in an audio recording circulating, an official at the main office was heard telling people to go back home until further notice. Said the official:

The processing machine has broken down; can you please go home. Government will announce the way forward in the media.

The whole nation has been affected and no passports are being processed at the moment because of that.

This is not a small breakdown, it is a major breakdown. Beware of thieves and scammers who will try to steal your money by lying they can help you process passports.

Nothing is working, everywhere even in Bulawayo, even birth certificates have been affected.

The publication also said it contacted Home Affairs secretary Aaron Nhepera who said he was not privy to the developments on the ground as he was travelling from Masvingo. 

Zimbabwe introduced electronic passports last December to replace old non-biometric passports which will be obsolete in December 2023.

Garsu Pasaulis a Lithuanian company, was awarded the tender to produce them.

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17 Comments

i 1 month ago

tirikubvunzawo kuti maold atiinawo anofanira kuexpire 2028 toita sei nawo munotichinjirawo here or makutotiripisa futi kutora matsva iwaya asati ashanda


Job Sikhala 1 month ago

iwe musuri wako wanzwa shandisa raunaro iriro

Dr XX 1 month ago

There is no smoke without fire. Tell us the truth Home affairs.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

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Chinese zodiac 1 month ago

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Cde Cimba 1 month ago

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bhazuka 1 month ago

Ndokumbirawo kuvhunza kuti passport aya anotorererwa muHarare chete hre


g 1 month ago

Nick usangomhanya kuramba. RG aburitsa statement achibvuma kuti sure michina yakafa.pese pese kuda kuita huspin doctor ko kungonyarara kana pasina chekuspina. kana shiri inozongofa wani


pinocchio 1 month ago

toziva zvipi


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

e-Passport inotorerwa Hre, Byo neku Lupane ndoonzvimbo dzandoziva chete so far...


ComedyHalfHour 1 month ago

😂 😂 😂


ED 1 month ago

Usual propaganda 🤠


Tkt 1 month ago

Being Secretary of Infor in the President's office does not you're secretary of everywhere!!!


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