Violet Gonda denied Zimbabwe passport by Mnangagwa's govt

 Violet Gonda denied Zimbabwe passport by Mnangagwa's govt
Published: 06 September 2018
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 until she left for the United Kingdom.  

She has been in Zimbabwe most of this year covering the lead-up to the July 30 vote and post-election events.

Confirming the shock development to Wednesday, Gonda said she had finished all the formalities and paid the necessary fees when officials discovered that she was on the government's 'banned' list.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) group has since dragged Mudede's department to the High Court challenging the decision.

Mudede and the home affairs minister have ten days to respond.

Gonda was told she could not have her passport processed for reasons dating back to 2002 when she worked for SW Radio Africa which was based in the UK.

She also worked for the United States-based Studio 7 which, along with SW Radio Africa, we condemned by the then Robert Mugabe regime as pirate broadcasters used by western governments to force regime change in Zimbabwe.
- newzimbabwe
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