On Tuesday the European Union announced it had removed 35 Zanu PF associates from a list of officials and companies subject to travel bans and asset freezes. The EU however maintained the targeted sanctions on Mugabe and his inner circle for another year. Below is a list of the people removed;
Assistant Commissioner Thomsen Jangara
Former Mashonaland Central governor Ephraim Masawi
Former cabinet minister and ZAPU elder Thenjiwe Lesabe
Willia Bonyongwe, chairperson of the Securities Commission and wife to CIO director-general, Happyton Bonyongwe.
Anne Flora Chairuka, married to the Commander of the Zimbabwe Prison Service, Paradzai Zimondi
Rudo Grace Charamba, wife of Presidential spokesman George Charamba.
Isobel Halima wife to Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri
Helen Gono, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono’s wife.
Tsitsi Chihuri, wife of Minister of State Security in the President’s office Sydney Sekeramayi
Choice Parirenyatwa, former Health minister David Parirenyatwa’s wife
Patricia Made, Agriculture minister Joseph Made’s spouse.
Other officials removed include
Fortune Charumbira, Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs president
Abigail Damasane, Former Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development
Peter Chingoka, the president of Zimbabwe Cricket
Lazarus Dokora, Deputy Minister of Education
Victoria Chitepo, a politburo member
Samuel Undenge, Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Development
Former Attorney General Sobusa Gula Ndebele
Former Mashonaland East governor Ray Kaukonde
Zanu PF politburo member Kumbirai Kangai
Aguy Georgias, the Deputy Minister of Public Works
Theophilus Gambe, the chairperson of the Electoral Supervisory Commission
Former Finance and Economic Development minister Chris Kuruneri
Deputy Senate president Naison Ndlovu
Zanu PF politburo members Joshua Malinga
Zvishavane Ngezi MP Obert Matshalaga
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Tracey Mutinhiri
Melusi Matshiya, the secretary for Home Affairs
Timothy Stamps, health advisor to the President
Remaining on the list are 163 people and 31 businesses still linked to human rights abuses.