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And here is the OFSI Notice on Zimbabwe…

As noted earlier today:

1. The Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/604) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies involved in the commission of serious human rights violation or abuse in Zimbabwe, the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Zimbabwe or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Zimbabwe.
2. On 1 February 2021 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This list provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act. A link to the UK Sanctions List can be found below.
3. Following the publication of the UK Sanctions List, information on the Consolidated List has been updated.

Here are the 4 new persons designated today:

1. NCUBE, Owen
Title: Mr DOB: 17/04/1968. Nationality: Zimbabwean Position: Minister of State for National Security Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):ZIM0004 (UK Statement of Reasons):There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Owen Ncube bears responsibility for serious human rights violations, including systematic torture, committed by the security forces in the context of the heavy crackdown on protests in January 2019 by virtue of his position as Minister of State for National Security at the relevant time. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect that in directing ECONET to suspend all internet services in January 2019, which order the High Court subsequently ruled as illegal, Owen Ncube has also been involved in other actions that undermined the rule of law in Zimbabwe. (Gender): Male Listed on: 01/02/2021 Last Updated: 01/02/2021 Group ID: 14052.
2. SANYATWE, Anselem Nhamo
Title: Lieutenant-General DOB: 21/01/1956. Nationality: Zimbabwean Passport Details: 290060361Y34 Address: (1) Tanzania. (2) Harare, Zimbabwe. Position: (1) Zimbabwe Ambassador to Tanzania (2) Formerly Brigadier General, Commander of the Presidential Guard and Tactical Commander of the National Reaction Force Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):ZIM0005 (UK Statement of Reasons):There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Sanyatwe is responsible for the commission of serious human rights violations by military personnel in the National Reaction Force involved in the crackdown on an opposition protest carried out on 1 August 2018 leading to the deaths of six people by virtue of his role as Tactical Commander of that force at the relevant time. As such, he has undermined the rule of law in Zimbabwe. (Gender): Male Listed on: 01/02/2021 Last Updated: 01/02/2021 Group ID: 14053.
3. MATANGA, Godwin
Title: Commissioner General DOB: 05/02/1962. POB: Chipinge, Zimbabwe Nationality: Zimbabwean Passport Details: ZL042663 Position: Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):ZIM0006 (UK Statement of Reasons):There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Godwin Matanga bears responsibility for serious human rights violations committed by the police and military during the crackdown on post-election protests in August 2018, which resulted in six civilian deaths, by virtue of his position as Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Force based in Harare at the relevant time. Those actions undermined the rule of law in Zimbabwe. (Gender): Male Listed on: 01/02/2021 Last Updated: 01/02/2021 Group ID: 14054.
4. MOYO, Isaac
Title: Director General Nationality: Zimbabwean Position: Director General, Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):ZIM0007 (UK Statement of Reasons):There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Isaac Moyo, as Director General of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), has been responsible for acts that constitute serious human rights violations in the context of the heavy crackdown on protests in January 2019 by state security forces. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect that in directing ECONET to suspend all internet services in January 2019, which order the High Court subsequently ruled as illegal, Isaac Moyo has also been involved in other actions that undermined the rule of law in Zimbabwe. (Gender): Male Listed on: 01/02/2021 Last Updated: 01/02/2021 Group ID: 14055.
Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists ZImbabwe Sanctions

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