18 February 2013

Zimbabwe: EU Suspends Travel Ban On Zanu-PF Ministers

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A fresh produce market in Mbare, Harare.

THE European Union yesterday suspended a travel ban it imposed on six Zanu-PF ministers and 21 other individuals saying the reasons for which they were listed no longer existed. The Ministers are Cdes Webster Shamu (Media, Information and Publicity), Herbert Murerwa (Lands and Rural Resettlement), Walter Mzembi (Tourism and Hospitality Industry ), Sithembiso Nyoni (Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development), Francis Nhema (Environment and Natural Resources Management) and Sylvester Nguni (Minister of State in Vice President Joice Mujuru's Office).

Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa, who are in the EU-Zimbabwe re-engagement dialogue had their travel visa bans scrapped.

The ministers, however, remain on the sanctions list.

A total of 21 individuals inclusive of a private company had their travel bans also lifted.

These are Cdes David Chapfika, Tinaye Chigudu, Cephas Msipa, Shadreck Chipanga, Shuvai Mahofa, Michael Nyambuya, Patrick Zhuwao, David Parirenyatwa, Rangwani, D, Mpabanga, S, Muchono, C, Mudonhi Columbus, Mumba, Isaac, Mutsvunguma, S, Kwenda, R, Mashava, G, Moyo, Gilbert, Ruwodo Richard and a company, Divine Home (PVT) Ltd, said to be linked to Cde Chapfika.

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