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Zambians in SA respond to dual citizenship

Headlines Zambians in SA respond to dual citizenship

The government has expressed happiness with the high number of Zambians applying to have their citizenship restored after renunciation.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says the response for dual citizenship has been overwhelming.

Mr. Kampyongo said this in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he met Zambia’s High Commissioner to that country Major General Jackson Miti.

He said the implementation of dual citizenship has seen a high number of Zambians having their citizenship restored following new application.

He said the other category applying for Zambian citizenship was that of people born outside the country.

Mr. Kampyongo expressed satisfaction with the effective collaboration among stakeholders in ensuring speedy processing of applications, adding that further guidelines would soon be issued through Zambia’s Missions abroad for ease of reference.

He urged applicants to ensure they provide accurate information as required to avoid delays in their applications.

And Mr. Kampyongo says Zambia is committed to ensuring that legitimate civil registration processes were facilitated.

He said registration and movements of migrants within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member countries would be handled according to the legal framework provided by the regional body as well as individual countries.

He has since called on Zambians living in South Africa to have updated documentations for them to easily access Consular services whenever need arose.

This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

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  1. The stringent Checks will continue. I just wanted to clarify on behalf of our minister that this is not an automatic decision. Even if you once held zambian citizenship, you can still be refused if you don’t meet our criteria. For example some of you in diaspora have since moving there committed crimes and are criminals so we have to be careful who we allow back. Upnd diasporan who insult government and expect us to welcome them with open hands should also expect to be refused. Just ask Larry mweetwa what happened to him when he visited

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  2. The stringent Checks will continue. I just wanted to clarify on behalf of our minister that this is not an automatic decision. Even if you once held zambian nationality, you can still be refused if you don’t meet our criteria. For example some of you in diaspora have since moving there committed crimes and are criminals so we have to be careful who we allow back. Upnd diasporan who insult government and expect us to welcome them with open hands should also expect to be refused. Just ask Larry mweetwa what happened to him when he visited

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  3. Zambia is not cheap and so we will ensure to undertake strict checks before granting any one nationality. Ba diaspora time to reflect

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  4. I will NOT seek Zambian nationality restored under PF coz that party is bogus,toxic and visionless.Zambia has been made a poor beggar sh1thole by Lungu.

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  5. Some people have openly committed crime in this country and have gotten away with it on several occasions., not to mention the secret crimes they have also committed but which will be known one day or the other. No matter how long it takes. Some people treat this country as if it is their personal property

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  6. I will never apply for dual citizenship under the thieving PF…….

    If I need to travel , I will use my Zambian passport….

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  7. I will never apply for dual citizenship under the thie.ving PF…….

    If I need to travel , I will use my Zambian passport….

  8. People in the diaspora are well better off than Zambia under current climate.

    Education is free at least out children can get basic education. Free health unlike in Zambia where expired drugs are provided to the general public.

    We have decent jobs unlike you crooks who make a living from stealing/ corruption. Income generated through proceeds of crime.

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  9. Mzambia who are you for us to care about your decision? We have been ok without you so what is going to change now ?

    @scouser, only lazy people like you who rely on free state support cannot manage in zambia. State education is cheap and free in zambia until secondary. We have good private schools here which are affordable for many. Can you even afford private school where you are ? Your children are being racially profiled and you say they are better there? Good luck when they grow up with low self esteem and to hate themselves.

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  10. Thanks for the clarification on dual citizenship. For us here on the Copperbelt, Minister, is the way traffic police roadblocks are being mounted, right now in Kitwe, nkana east, Central street, there is one police road block, no signage no nothing and Police are standing on the roads, this is a big danger to their lives, and we know they are not responding to any operational detail but its just to inconvenience motorists, the same way Ndola traffic police are behaving by walking in traffic without any signage or warning is the way the kitwe ones have started behaving. Please help, they are endangering their lives. And in any case the Minister has been very much against these roadblocks whose intentions are well known by citizens

  11. Zambia needs up Diasporans more than we need Zambia, the money we send to Zambia now accounts for 5% of GDP and it continues to grow.

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  12. Here we go again with these idyots being fvcked with dual condom.
    This is why idyots like Lusambo insult you, they know you in South Africa lead by Biswell Mutale are a campaign tool.

  13. @Kaizar Zulu, You and crooked Lungu don’t own Zambia. You thieves will not take away our citizenship. You and Corrupt Lungu are Malawian thugs and can’t prove your citizenship with your birth certificates, so keep dreaming. I’m not UPND sympathizer but I can assure you that you thieves won’t screw with the awake Zambians. Keep f**king with cadres and continue stealing while you can because time is close when you thieves will be heading to prison where you all belong. Have a great day.

  14. @Kaizar, I have blue passport, so why should I stress about a ruined country full of thieves like you and your daddy? We have good jobs here and good investments. With guaranteed retirement packages. You f00ls worshiping the Chinese have eaten everything including the retirees savings and you think we will stress about you crooks unlawful stealing people’s citizenships? Lol, nigga we good here.

  15. What a useless and dull minister, dull just like teeth, teeth, 0IQ, empty tin can on the head… There is nothing in Zambia everything is stolen by these bunch of useless l0sers

  16. Countries that have made considerable progress in Africa and the world: Israel, South Korea, Ethiopia (in spite of civil war and famine), Ghana (in spite of military coups), Rwanda (in spite of the genocide). Common denominator: Excellent Diaspora policies. Countries doing badly because ex migration: South Africa, Nigeria, Somalia.

  17. First they disown their country of origin and then they want to come back again. Republican law should not make it easy for them. Anyone who disregards their birthright to take it up again anytime they feel like is not serious with his life. Citizenship is a high privilledge. A matter of loyalty and honour to be enjoyed by only those who appreciate and uphold it.

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  18. Me and other diaspora Zambians send our $$$ home which amounts to about 5% of GDP…so there you see Gayzar Zulu i really matter ?

  19. It is nice to have a blue passport. It makes it easier to travel. Dual is useless because no benefits. I have invested here already. I just have to visit and share my money with the poor. The monkey Kaizer should be in jail for ass salt. He is a criminal who got booted out by a fellow criminal.

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