ZAPU leaders sanctions removed

dumiso_dabengwaHARARE - ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa (Pictured), has been removed from the EU targeted sanctions list, it has emerged.

The move was published in the European Journal after a review of targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe by the EU council of ministers, on February 16, 2010. Mugabe and his inner circle were slapped with travel bans and economic restrictions by the EU and the United States in 2002. In 1961 after the National Democratic Party was banned, ZAPU became the only political party to fight for democracy, human rights and freedom for all Zimbabweans regardless of tribe, colour or language for all Zimbabweans led by Joshua Nkomo.

Between 1982 and 1987, Mugabes 5th brigade, the Gukurahundi, massacred more than 20 000 innocent ZAPU supporters in the Midlands and Matabeleland forcing ZAPU to signing the 1987 unity accord to save peoples lives. While Dabengwa celebrates his new-found freedom, the sanctions imposed on Mugabes inner circle were extended for a further 12 months. The committee cited lack of progress in the implementation of the Global Political Agreement.

Since its formation, the coalition has been bickering over appointments and official positions of power and has failed to fully implement the agreement. Below is a list of other individuals and companies who were removed from the sanctions list:


Al Shanfari, Thamer Bin

Dabengwa, Dumiso

Hove, Richard – deceased

Jangara (a.k.a. Changara), Thomsen

Msika, Joseph W – deceased

Zvinavashe, Vitalis – deceased


Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe

Intermarket Holdings Ltd

Oryx Diamonds Ltd (a.k.a. Oryx Natural Resources)

Scotfin Ltd

ZB Financial Holdings Ltd (a.k.a. Finhold)

ZB Holdings Ltd

Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (a.k.a. Zisco, Ziscosteel)

Zimre Holdings Ltd

Zimre Reinsurance Company (PVT) LtdEN

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