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Zimbabwe e-passports production grinds to a halt again

by Staff reporter
29 Sep 2022 at 06:08hrs | Views
HUNDREDS of Zimbabwe passport seekers across the country have been left stranded at the Registrar-General's (RG) office following an alleged breakdown of machines used to produce the newly-introduced e-passports.

Zimbabwe's e-passport processing system has run aground for the second time in two months with authorities unsure on when the crisis will be over.

The country's passport processing system has stalled due to a technical fault that saw hundreds of applicants turned away from the application centres around the country.

A source at the RG's Office said they had stopped producing the e-passports because of a glitch.

"There is no paper and the contractors contracted to produce the e-passports have not been paid," the source said.

Source - NewZimbabwe