EU lifts sanctions against some Zim officials
The EU has decided to lift sanctions against some Zimbabwean officials close to Robert Mugabe.
HARARE - The European Union (EU) on Monday lifted sanctions against six Zimbabwean cabinet ministers and 15 other allies of President Robert Mugabe.
Sanctions were also lifted against a company linked to Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.
But sanctions were not dropped against a main state-run mining company.
Officials who had had visa bans lifted include Information Minister Webster Shamu, Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi and Lands Minister Herbert Murerwa.
A company linked to Zanu-PF official David Chapfika also had sanctions against it lifted.
The company was identified as Divine Homes Private Limited.
Reports said Belgium was keen for the state-run Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation to be removed from the list.
The fact that it was not removed will be a blow to Mugabe's side of the power-sharing government.