32 Men Petition Immigration to Cancel Children Passports After DNA Testing

At least 32 men have written to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) demanding the cancellation of children’s passports after DNA test results proved that they were not their biological fathers.

Simon Peter Mundeyi, the ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson, said the men whose details have been concealed applied and acquired passports for their wives and children. But after conducting DNA tests and they realized the children do not belong to them, they have now gone back demanding that their details be removed from the children’s passports.

But Mundeyi has said that as DCIC, they cannot cancel passports unless the complainants go to National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) for change their details.

DCIC says several men have been inspired to carry out DNA tests on their children following recent stories in the media about their counterparts who have realized that not all the purported offsprings in their homes are actually their own.

One of the latest cases is of a man who works in Europe who took all the six children at his home for DNA testing. To his utter shock, the results showed that he sired none of them. The man has been educating all the six children in expensive international schools.

Mundeyi said that the man was prompted to take the six children for DNA analysis when he had a quarrel with his wife who accidentally told him that some of the children were not his. Although the wife later apologized and said that she made the statement out of anger, the man went ahead and conducted secret DNA tests at the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory (DGAL).

“When the results were out, he contested them, but being a person of means, we advised him to take samples to other laboratories,” Mundeyi said.

“He took some samples to Canada and others to South Africa. All the samples confirmed what our DGAL had found out – none of the six children was his.”

Dozens of men have been flocking to the ministry of Internal Affairs with hair cut off their children for DNA tests but have been advised to take the children to the Government Analytical Laboratory. Some have taken children’s nails to DGAL but have been turned back and told to take the real children for blood samples.

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