The European Union has removed former Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri and former head of Central Intelligence Organisation, Happyton Bonyongwe from its sanctions list. Sanctions were however maintained on former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana commented on the development:
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“On the issue of EU sanctions, it’s encouraging that the EU has vindicated the President’s engagement and re-engagement policy by not escalating sanctions as campaigned for by some of our own citizens. The progressive de-escalation whilst not as good as a total removal is positive.”
Augustine Chihuri is a retired Zimbabwe law enforcement officer and former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General. He is a war veteran who received his military training at Mgagao in Tanzania as well as the longest-serving police chief in Zimbabwe since Independence. On 13 November 2017... Read More About Augustine Chihuri
Happyton Bonyongwe is a lawyer and the former Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. He took over from Emmerson Mnangagwa after being appointed in a cabinet reshuffle on 9 October 2017. Before his appointment he was the director general of the Zimbabwean intelligence agency,... Read More About Happyton Bonyongwe