Embassy wanted Murerwa’s wife added to the financial sanctions list


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The United States embassy in Harare recommended that Finance Minister Herbert Murerwa’s wife Ruth Atipo Murerwa be added to the US financial sanctions list after the 2005 elections which the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front won with a two-thirds majority.

Ruth was already on the other sanctions list that dwelt on travel bans.

The embassy said the request to add spouses and children of those on the sanctions list was in response to the flawed elections of 2005 and government’s brutal action during Operation Restore order, also popularly known as Operation Murambatsvina.

 

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05HARARE995

2005-07-20 15:30

2011-08-30 01:44

CONFIDENTIAL

Embassy Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

 

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8618

INFO SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

AMEMBASSY ABUJA

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AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA

AMEMBASSY DAKAR

AMEMBASSY KAMPALA

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AMEMBASSY ROME

NSC WASHDC

USEU BRUSSELS

USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 000995

 

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AF/S FOR B. NEULING

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR C. COURVILLE

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/31/2010

TAGS: PREL EFIN PINR PHUM PGOV ZI

SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE FINANCIAL SANCTIONS – SUGGESTED ADDITIONS

AND DELETIONS

 

REF: HARARE 951

 

Classified By: Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Eric T. Schultz under Section 1

.4 b/d

 

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Summary

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1. (SBU) In response to the flawed March parliamentary

elections, the EU,s new sanctions list, and the GOZ,s

brutal Operation Restore Order, Post suggests the additions

and deletions to the financial sanctions list detailed below.

Post relayed suggested additions and deletions to the visa

sanctions list via reftel.

 

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Names To Be Added

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2. (SBU) As the ruling party for the past 25 years, ZANU-PF

has placed its firm imprint onto the decision-making

processes of the GOZ. For example, any policy decisions are

first discussed by the party Politburo and then passed on to

the Cabinet (consisting of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and

Provincial Governors) for comment and approval. In this

process, any member of the Politburo and/or Cabinet has an

opportunity to suggest, support, and/or oppose particular

policies brought before each body. As such, each Politburo

member, Minister, and Deputy Minister has a direct impact and

say in ZANU-PF and GOZ official policies. This includes the

passage of significant pieces of legislation, such as the

Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and Access to

Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) which have

been central to the decline of democracy and rule of law in

Zimbabwe. It also includes the conception and implementation

of policies that have undermined public welfare and rule of

law, such as Operation Restore Order. Therefore, we propose

that Politburo and Cabinet members not already sanctioned be

added to the financial sanctions list.

 

3. (SBU) In addition, we propose inclusion of the most

senior officials of the Zimbabwe Election Commission, the

Electoral Supervisory Commission, and the Zimbabwean police

to the financial sanctions list. They played key roles in

suborning the integrity of Zimbabwean elections conducted

during the past five years, including most recently the March

2005 parliamentary elections. The police leadership has also

been instrumental in the application of Zimbabwean law in a

manner that undermines human rights, democracy, and rule of

law.

 

4. (SBU) To the extent possible, we also favor the inclusion

of the spouses and the children of sanctioned individuals on

the financial sanctions list.

 

5. (SBU) Cabinet officials:

 

-David Chapfika, Deputy Minister of Finance (04/01/1957);

-Phineas Chihota, Deputy Minister of Industry and

International Trade;

-Chen Chimutengwende, Minister of State for Public and

Interactive Affairs (DOB 8/28/1943);

-Abigail Damasane, Deputy Minister of Women,s Affairs,

Gender, and Community Development;

-Tichoana Jokonya, Minister of Information and Publicity

(DOB: 12/27/1938);

-Andrew Langa, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism

(DOB: 01/13/1965);

-Joel Biggie Matiza, Deputy Minister of Rural Housing and

Social Amenities (DOB 8/17/1960);

-Obert Matchalaga, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;

-Bright Matonga, Deputy Minister of Information and Publicity

(DOB 1969);

-Edwin Muguti, Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare

(DOB: 1965);

-Munacho Mutezo, Minister of Water Resources and

Infrastructural Development;

-Ambrose Mutinhiri, Minister for Youth Development and

 

 

Employment Creation (DOB: 03/03/1944);

-Sylvester Nguni, Deputy Minister of Agriculture (DOB

8/4/1955);

-Michael Nyambuya, Minister of Energy and Power Development;

-Magadzire Hubert Nyanhongo, Deputy Minister of Transport and

Communications;

-Morris Sakabuya, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public

Works, and Urban Development;

-Webster Shamu, Minister of Policy Implementation (DOB:

06/06/1945);

-Samuel Undenge, Deputy Minister of Economic Development;

-Patrick Zhuwao, Deputy Minister for Science and Technology.

-Tinaye Chigudu, Provincial Governor of Manicaland;

-Ray Kaukonde, Provincial Governor for Mashonaland East (DOB:

03/04/1963);

-Cain Mathema, Provincial Governor of Bulawayo (DOB:

01/28/1948);

-Cephas Msipa, Provincial Governor for Midlands (DOB:

07/07/1931);

-Nelson Tapera Crispen Samkange, Provincial Governor of

Mashonaland West;

 

6. (SBU) ZANU-PF Politburo Members:

 

-Alice Chimbudzi, Politburo Committee Member;

-Victoria Chitepo, Politburo Committee Member (DOB:

03/27/1928);

-Kumbirai Kangai, Politburo Secretary for External Relations

(DOB: 02/17/1938);

-Ephraim Sango Masawi, Politburo Deputy Secretary for

Information and Publicity and Mashonaland Central Provincial

Governor;

-Richard Ndlovu, ZANU-PF Deputy Commissariat (DOB: 6/26/1942);

-George Nyathi, Politburo Deputy Secretary of Science and

Technology;

-Khantibhai Patel, Politburo Deputy Secretary of Finance

(DOB: 10/28/1928);

– E. Sandi (or E. Sanchi), Politburo Deputy Secretary of

Women,s Affairs;

– Tendai Savanhu, Politburo Deputy Secretary of Transport and

Social Welfare (DOB: 3/21/1968).

 

7. (SBU) Senior officials of the police and election-related

institutions:

 

-George Chiweshe, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Electoral

Commission (DOB: 6/4/1953);

– Theophilus Pharaoh Gambe, Chairman of Electoral Supervisory

Commission;

-Barbara Mandizha, Deputy Police Commissioner, ZRP;

-Godwin Matanga, Deputy Police Commissioner, ZRP;

-Innocent Matibiri; Deputy Police Commissioner, ZRP;

-Lovemore Sekeramayi, Zimbabwe Chief Elections Officer;

-Levy Sibanda, Deputy Police Commissioner, ZRP.

 

8. (SBU) Spouses and children of currently listed individuals

and those suggested for addition, including but not limited

to:

 

-Emilia Chigwedere, wife of Aeneas Chigwedere;

-Pride Chigwedere, DOB 8/1/74, son of Aeneas Chigwedere;

-Emilia Chigwedere, DOB 5/7/79, daughter of Aeneas Chigwedere;

-Isabel Chihuri, wife of Augustine Chihuri;

-Ocius Chihuri, DOB 12/14/83, daughter of Augustine Chihuri;

-Monica Chinamasa; wife of Patrick Chinamasa;

-Rebecca Chinamasa, DOB 11/16/79, daughter of Patrick

Chinamasa;

-Kangai Chinamasa, DOB 6/30/80, son of Patrick Chinamasa;

-Tinotenda Chinamasa, DOB 8/29/82, son of Patrick Chinamasa;

-Gamuchirai Chinamasa, DOB: 11/11/1991, daughter of Patrick

Chinamasa;

-Jocelyn Chiwenga (DOB: 03/19/1955), wife of Constantine

Chiwenga;

-Marian Chombo, wife of Ignatius Chombo;

-Naneti Silukhumi, second wife of Ignatius Chombo;

-Ljeoma Dabengwa, daughter of Dumiso Dabengwa;

-Barbara Kasukuwere, wife of Savior Kasukuwere;

-Chido Emmah Mnangagwa, DOB 10/21/81, daughter of Emmerson

Mnangagwa;

 

 

-Justina Mhurai Mnangagwa, DOB 11/28/78, daughter of Emmerson

Mnangagwa;

-Farai Seline Mnangagwa, DOB 6/8/76, daughter of Emmerson

Mnangagwa;

-Tawanda Moyo, DOB 1986, daughter of Jonathan Moyo;

-Lungile Moyo, DOB 1988, daughter of Jonathan Moyo;

-Nokuthula Moyo, DOB 1990, daughter of Jonathan Moyo;

-Maria Msika; wife of Joseph Msika;

-Sharlotte Msipa, wife of Cephas Msipa;

-Tapiwa Rushesha Muchinguri, ex-husband of Oppah Muchinguri;

-Tanya Muchinguri, daughter of Oppah Muchinguri;

-Natasha Muchinguri, daughter of Oppah Muchinguri;

-Emily Mumbengegwi, wife of Samuel Mumbengegwi;

-Ruth Atipo Murerwa, wife of Herbert Murerwa;

-Gertrude Mutasa, wife of Didymus Mutasa;

-Rose Jaele, wife of Sikhanyiso Ndlovu;

-Louise Nkomo, wife of Frances Nhema;

-Georgina Nkomo, wife of John Nkomo;

-Peter Baka Nyoni, husband of Sithembiso Gladys Nyoni;

-Tsitsi Chihuri Sekeramayi, wife of Sydney Sekeramayi;

-Dorothy Shamuyarira, wife of Nathan Shamuyarira;

-Verna Lucy Utete, wife of Charles Utete

 

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Names To Be Deleted

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9. (SBU) Embassy suggests the removal from the financial

sanctions list of individuals now deceased as well as those

who no longer appear to meet the criteria laid out in the

Presidential Proclamation of February 22, 2002.

 

10. (SBU) Individuals now deceased:

 

-Enos Chikowore;

-Witness Mangwende;

-Vengezai Simon Muzenda.

 

11. (SBU) Selected relative moderates who lack authority in

either the ruling party or the GOZ:

 

-Christopher Kuruneri, ex-Finance Minister, currently

incarcerated and being prosecuted for dual citizenship and

externalization of foreign currency;

-July Moyo, ex-Minister of Social Welfare, Labor, and Public

Works who worked constructively with the Embassy and NGOs

while Minister and is currently suspended from the party.

SCHULTZ

 

 

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