Chiwenga still under European Union sanctions


Zimbabwe Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga is still under European Union sanctions which were extended to 20 February 2019.

The EU which has been warming up to the new administration under President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the sanctions were extended until the situation in Zimbabwe becomes clearer.

EU travel restrictions and asset freezes are on 7 people: Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Happyton Bonyongwe, Augustine Chihuri, Constantine Chiwenga, Perence Shiri and Phillip Sibanda and 1 entity, the Zimbabwe Defence Industries.

The sanctions on Chiwenga, Chihuri, Bonyongwe, Shiri and Sibanda are, however, currently suspended, leaving only Mugabe, his wife and the ZDI under effective sanctions.

The EU Notice says those listed can seek a reconsideration of their respective listings before 1 November 2018, and may challenge the Council’s decision to renew in the EU General Court.

The listing has also been updated to indicate Robert Mugabe as “Former President”.


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