BREAKING: US hits Police Dep Com-Gen Mutamba with sanctions

as 11 others removed from the list

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Deputy Commissioner-General, Stephen Mutamba has been added on the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on the list of designated individuals for his involvement in suffocating democracy in the country.

The deputy commissioner, who is in charge of administration, was singled out in Executive Order (E.O.) 13469 for his participation in undermining Zimbabwe’s democratic procedures and institutions.

In a statement, on Thursday that it had named one Zimbabwean and removed eleven others from the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) under the Zimbabwe sanctions program.

“The Zimbabwe sanctions program targets human rights abusers and those who undermine democratic processes or facilitate corruption. U.S. sanctions do not target the Zimbabwean people, the country of Zimbabwe, or Zimbabwe’s banking sector.

“The 11 individuals being removed from the SDN list are either deceased or have been deemed to no longer undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes and institutions. Each year, the U.S. Government removes hundreds of individuals and entities from the SDN List. Each removal is based on a thorough review,” part of the statement reads.

Those removed include Kenneth Manyonda, Simon Khaya Moyo, Olivia Muchena, Eswin Muguti Morris Sakabuya Selina Pote and  the late: Perence Shiri, Absolom Sikhosana,  Paradzai Zimondi, Biggie Joel Matiza, Tendai Savanhu

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