Ncube: court to act

Lenyaro Sello and Nkululeko Lupuwana

Lenyaro Sello and Nkululeko Lupuwana

The Harare high court will today consider if the Zimbabwean government acted legally in stripping publishing mogul and Mail & Guardian boss Trevor Ncube of citizenship.

Ncube, Zimbabwean by birth, said the registrar general, who is responsible for issuing passports, wanted him to renounce his "Zambian citizenship" - which Ncube denies holding.

The Zimbabwean government has warned Ncube that he will be stripped of his passport if he sets foot in the country of his birth again.