Britain Imposes Fresh Sanctions On Four Mnangagwa Allies
By Staff Reporter
THE British government has imposed targeted sanctions on four top Zimbabwe officials for their alleged role in the killing of 23 anti-government protesters.
They are State Security Minister Owen Ncube, Central Intelligence Organisation chief Isaac Moyo, Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga (pictured) and Anselem Sanyatwe, who is former commander of the presidential guard and now the country’s ambassador to Tanzania.
In a statement on Monday, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the travel bans and asset freeze on the targeted officials was an attempt to protect human rights in Zimbabwe.
“These sanctions send a clear message that we will hold to account those responsible for the most egregious human rights violations, including the deaths of innocent Zimbabweans,” he said.
“These sanctions target senior individuals in the government, and not ordinary Zimbabweans. We will continue to press for the necessary political and economic reforms that will benefit all Zimbabweans.”
The Zanu PF led government has always rubbished the sanctions while claiming they were an intrusion into the country’s sovereignty.