US Imposes Sanctions On Zimbabwe President’s Son

The United States has added Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son to its sanctions list after identifying him as the one in charge of his father’s business interests related to a businessman accused of corruption.

President Joe Biden’s administration slapped the corruption sanctions on Emmerson Mnangagwa Jnr on Monday as the US leader prepared to host a major summit of African leaders in Washington this week.

The Treasury Department announced that it was adding four Zimbabwean people and two companies that are linked to prominent businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei and his Sakunda Holdings, both of which are already on the US sanctions list.

US sanctions on Zimbabwe freeze any assets of the targeted individuals and companies that may be in the US jurisdictions and bars Americans from doing business with them.

President Mnangagwa and scores of other ruling Zanu PF officials as well as security chiefs are targeted by the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe over two decades ago over alleged human rights violations, corruption and electoral fraud.