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07HARARE879 2007-09-28 09:42:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Harare
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SANCTIONS II: SDN IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Tags:   PREL PGOV ZI 
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STATE PASS TO NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR B.PITTMAN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/09/2012
TAGS: PREL PGOV ZI
SUBJECT: SANCTIONS II: SDN IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

REF: HARARE 868

Classified By: Pol/Econ Chief Glenn Warren under 1.4 b/d



1. (C) This cable provides a comprehensive listing of all
the material post has developed on our sanctions targets,
including the updating of material in reftel. Efforts to
obtain biographical information on the below-listed
individuals have included:
--Consular Section reviewed visa files at Post;
--DATT reviewed all DAO files at Post;
--Regional Affairs reviewed files and consulted contacts;
--P/E and PAS conducted Internet searches;
--P/E reviewed Bio files at Post; P/E conducted Intellipedia
bio searches;
--PAS reviewed Zimbabwean newspaper archives;
--P/E discussed relationship information with FSNs;
--P/E contacted University of Zimbabwe law and political
science professors;
--P/E contacted the head of the Zimbabwe private school
association;
--CDA and P/E Contacted the Embassy of the United Kingdom
(UK) in Zimbabwe;
--P/E Contacted the Embassy of Australia in Zimbabwe;
--RSO searched files, consulted FSNs with police contacts,
and considered usefulness of requesting official cooperation;
--P/E contacted the Commercial Farmers Union for information
and to determine whether Offer Letters contained relevant
information;
--The Country Team considered requesting information formally
from the GOZ as would be done during an RSO or Consular
investigation.



2. (C) Of the above sources, the UK Embassy has the greatest
potential for biographical information because of the large
number of Zimbabweans living in the UK, the large number of
Zimbabweans attending school there, and frequent travel of
Zimbabweans to the UK. The UK Embassy initially told us it
could furnish information subject to our guarantee that the
source would not be revealed as a diplomatic mission. The UK
Embassy subsequently informed us, however, that it had been
told by the UK Foreign Office that British law prohibited
disclosure of the requested information, even if the source
would be protected. The UK Embassy was sympathetic to our
request and has suggested our embassy in London pursue it
with the FCO.



3. (C) We requested SDI information from the Australian
Embassy in Harare. The Australian ambassador told us he
would recommend to his ministry release of information in its
possession subject to approval by Canberra. As of September
28, the Australian Embassy had not received approval. We
will follow up next week.



4. (C) Except for those targets who have applied for visas,
the only way (other than the Internet where we have found
little information) to obtain birth data is through the
central government registrar's office. The Consular Section
and RSO have routinely requested records from this office,
for example when seeking information on nominees for the
International Visitor Program or when doing background checks
on prospective employees. We have always had to provide a
detailed justification for the request; we would be unable to
provide such justification in requesting information on SDIs.
Moreover, given the prominence of the persons in question,
it would be impossible for Post to fabricate a justification
without raising suspicion and ending cooperation.



5. (C) We have attempted to obtain relationship information
from FSNs. If the FSNs do not have the information
themselves, they have attempted to obtain it from others.
Unfortunately, the names are so prominent that our FSN's
interlocutors--even if sympathetic--recognized the reason for
the inquiry and felt it too risky to comply.



6. (C) Post found no reference to family members in
newspaper articles. Births are never announced for cultural
reasons; articles about high-ranking officials almost never
make reference to family members.



7. (C) When obtained, we have indicated family
relationships, birthdates and sources of information. For
several children, we have indicated U.S. universities
attended in the U.S. in the event the Department wishes to
seek school or drivers license records.


8. (S/NF) Targeted individuals

Bonyongwe, Happton Mabhuya, CIO director
DOB: November 6, 1960 Internet (confirmed by Embassy visa
files)

Chigwedere, Lillian: Spouse of Aeneas Chigwedere
Confimation of family relationship:
DOB:

Chihuri, Isobel Halima: Spouse of Augustine Chihuri
Confirmation of family relationship: (from Embassy Vvsa files)
DOB: April 14, 1974 (from Embassy visa files)

Chihuri, Joni: Daughter of Augustine Chihuri
Confirmation of family relationship: (from Embassy visa files)
DOB: April 6, 1978 (from Embassy Visa files)

Chihuri, Ocious Pelonsic: Daughter of Augustine Chihuri
Confirmation of family relationship: Internet (confirmed by
Embassy visa files)

Chihuri, Ruawage: Son of Augustine Chihuri
Confirmation of family relationship: Australian Ambassador
DOB:

Chinamasa, Chengatai: Son of Patrick Chinamasa
Confirmation of family relationship: FSN (confirmed by
Embassy visa files)
DOB: October 25, 1984 (U.S. university records) (confirmed by
Embassy visa files)

Chinamasa, Kangai: Daughter of Patrick Chinamasa
Confirmation of family relationship: FSN (confirmed by
Embassy visa files)
DOB: June 30, 1980 (from U.S. university records) (confirmed
by Embassy visa files)

Chinamasa, Tinotenda: Son of Patrick Chinamasa
Confirmation of family relationship: FSN (confirmed by
Embassy visa files)
DOB: August 29, 1982 (from U.S. University records)
(confirmed by Embassy visa files)

Chombo, Rudo:
Confirmation of family relationship: Internet
DOB:

Chombo, Thelma:
Confirmation of family relationship: Internet (Note:
Ignatius Chombo denied to The Standard newspaper that Thelma
Chombo is his daughter)
DOB:

Dabengwa, Zodwa: Spouse of Dumiso Dabengwa
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Jangara, Thomsen Toddie: ZRP Chief Superintendent for Harare
South
Justification: He was responsible for a ban on protests
issued in February that prevented the MDC and civil society
from organizing. This decree was part of a concerted GOZ
effort to suppress political activity directed against the
government. The GOZ selectively used the Public Order and
Security Act against democratic elements of Zimbabwe to
eliminate its opposition. While the GOZ claimed that the
opposition committed anti-government violence in justifying
such decrees, these allegations were fabricated by the
government and were proven to be completely false when the
court later dismissed the cases brought against the
opposition activists who had been accused of committing the
alleged acts of violence. The government has frequently
fabricated incidents of violence attributed to the
opposition, and publicized these allegations in
government-controlled media.
DOB:

Karimanzira, Rungano Priscilla: Spouse of David Karimanzira
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Kaskuwere, Barbara: Wife of Saviour Kaskuwere
Confirmation of family relationship: FSN
DOB:

Kechik, Dr. Mahmood Awang
DOB:

Peter Lesabe: Spouse of Thenjiwe Lesabe
Deceased: FSN

Mabunda, Musavengana: Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)
Assistant Commissioner
Justification: The Law and Order Unit of the ZRP is infamous
for targeting the opposition and organizing arrests,
abductions, torture, and other mistreatment of MDC and civil
society members. As the Assistant Commissioner of the Law
and Order Unit, Mabunda has had primary responsibility for
the work of the Unit. On March 11 a number of MDC leaders
were arrested and severely beaten in police custody. The
released prisoners were immediately taken to the hospital for
treatment of serious injuries they sustained at the hands of
the police. The international media photographically
recorded the extent of these injuries. These leaders were
released several days later and no cases have been prosecuted
against them. Given his position, Mabunda was certainly
aware of post-March 11 beatings and very likely directed
them. In April, May, and June, over 30 opposition activists
were arrested, detained, and mistreated. The Law and Order
Unit is believed to have been involved in the targeting of
these individuals. All were eventually released, some having
spent several months in custody. Another incident of
brutality occured on July 25, when police beat hundreds of
democratic activists peacefully demonstrating in favor of a
new constitution. Many civil society leaders were severely
beaten, suffering broken bones and other injuries. Again,
the Law and Order Unit is believed to have been involved.

DOB:

Mada, Ishmael: Central Intelligence Organization (CIO),
internal branch
Justification: Mada heads a CIO internal branch team charged
with targeting the MDC for arrest, abduction, and torture.
On March 11 a number of MDC leaders were arrested and
severely beaten in police custody. The CIO worked with the
Law and Order Unit of the ZRP in targeting the democratic
opposition for arrest and are believed to have participated
in the beatings. The released prisoners went immediately to
the hospital for treatment of serious injuries they sustained
at the hands of the police. These leaders were released
several days later and no cases have been prosecuted against
them. The international media photographically recorded the
extent of these injuries. Given his position, Mada was
certainly aware of the post-March 11 beatings and very likely
directed them. Another similar incident of brutality occured
on July 25, when police beat hundreds of democratic activists
peacefully demonstrating in favor of a new constitution.
Many civil society leaders were severely beaten, suffering
broken bones and other injuries. The CIO is believed to have
been involved in this incident as well.
DOB: September 23, 1958 (from GRPO files)

Malinga, Ronia: Spouse of Joshua Malinga
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Manyika, Allan Munyaradzi: son of Elliot Manyika
DOB: June 23, 1986 (from U.S. university records (confirmed
by Embassy visa files)

Manyika, Belinda: daughter of Elliot Manyika
DOB: March 19, 1979 (from U.S. university records)
(confirmed by Embassy Visa files)

Manyika, Joan: Daughter of Elliott Manyika
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Manyika, Linda: Daughter of Elliott Manyika
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Manyika, Maureen: Daughter of Elliott Manyika
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Manyika, Ronald: Son of Elliott Manyika
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:
Manyonda, Elizabeth: Spouse of Kenneth Manyonda
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Matshalaga, Neddy: Spouse of Obert Matshalaga
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Midzi, Hilda Alice: Spouse of Amos Midzi
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Mugabe, Leo: Son of Sabina Mugabe
Confirmation of family relationship: FSN
DOB: February 28, 1959 (from Embassy visa files); (Note:
this DOB differs from that furnished by AF/S, derived from
Internet)

Mugabe, Bellarmine Chattunga: Son of Robert Mugabe
Confirmation of family relationship: Embassy education
contact (confirmed by Embassy visa files)
DOB: May 26, 1997 (from Embassy visa files)

Mugabe, Bona Nyepudzai Ouma: Daughter of Robert Mugabe
Confirmation of family relationship: Embassy education
contact (confirmed by Embassy visa files)
DOB: April 16, 1989 (from Embassy visa files)

Mugabe, Robert Tinotenda: Son of Robert Mugabe
Confirmation of family relationship: Embassy education
contact (confirmed by Embassy visa files)
DOB: February 4, 1992 (from Embassy visa files)

Mutasa, Gertrude: Spouse of Didymus Mutasa
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Muvuti, Samuel Tendi: Head of Grain Marketing Board
Justification: As the head of the Grain Marketing Board,
Muvuti has been responsible for directing the allocation of
food to affect voting behavior. Much of rural Zimbabwe has
suffered food shortages over the past seven years. During
elections in 2002 and 2005, the GMB provided food to villages
with the threat of withholding it if the village did not vote
for Mugabe and other ZANU-PF candidates. Likewise, the GMB
refused to send food to areas known to support the
opposition. The use of food has been an effective tool of
the Mugabe regime in obtaining votes illegally.
DOB: July 6, 1957 Internet (confirmed by Embassy visa files)

Muzariri, Livingston Menard: CIO Deputy Director
Justification: As CIO Deputy Director, he has full knowledge
of all CIO activities, including abductions, arrests, and
torture of the opposition. The CIO is believed to be
involved with, and in many cases to have directed, the ZRP in
these activities. On March 11 a number of MDC leaders were
arrested and severely beaten in police custody. The CIO
worked with the ZRP in targeting the democratic opposition
for arrest and are believed to have participated in the
beatings. The released prisoners went immediately to the
hospital for treatment of serious injuries they sustained at
the hands of the police. These leaders were released several
days later and no cases have been prosecuted against them.
The international media photographically recorded the extent
of these injuries. Given his position, Muzariri was
certainly aware of the beatings and very likely directed
them. Another similar incident of brutality occured on July
25, when police beat hundreds of democratic activists
peacefully demonstrating in favor of a new constitution.
Many civil society leaders were severely beaten, suffering
broken bones and other injuries. The CIO is believed to have
been involved in this incident as well.
DOB: August 8, 1955 (from GRPO files)

Sadzamari, Tsitsi: ZRP Chief Superintendent for Mbare
Justification: Sadzamari is a police official identified as
organizing and playing a central role in intimidation of the
MDC. She was responsible for a ban on protests issued on
February 23 that prevented the MDC and civil society from
organizing. This decree was part of a concerted GOZ effort
to suppress political activity directed against the
government. The GOZ selectively used the Public Order and
Security Act against democratic elements of Zimbabwe to
eliminate its opposition. While the GOZ claimed that the
opposition committed anti-government violence in justifying
such decrees, these allegations were fabricated by the
government and were proven to be completely false when the
court later dismissed the cases brought against the
opposition activists who had been accused of committing the
alleged acts of violence. The government has frequently
fabricated incidents of violence attributed to the
opposition, and publicized these allegations in
government-controlled media.
DOB:

Shamuyarira, Dorothy Mabel: Spouse of Nathan Shamuyarira
Confirmation of family relationship:
DOB:

Sibanda, Phillip: Commander of Zimbabwean Republic Army
Justification: Sibanda as head of one of the two branches of
the Zimbabwean defense forces, is a member of the Joint
Operations Command (JOC) which is a policy-making body and
the chief operational body in Zimbabwe. The JOC, if it was
not in on the planning of the March 11 brutal repression of
MDC leaders, undoubtedly was knowledgeable. Such acts of
violence, harrassment, and intimidation, have undermined
Zimbabwe's democratic institutions in order the maintain the
authoritarian Mugabe regime's hold on power. Further, the
Army is the most powerful institution in Zimbabwe. Without
its support, the regime could not maintain power.
DOB: December 24, 1954 (from copy of passport in DAO files)

Taveesin, Nalinee: Citizen of Thailand
DOB: February 12, 1969 (from U.S. Embassy Bangkok)
(confirmed by DOS visa records)

Tayengwa, Isaac: ZRP Chief Superintendent for Harare Central
District
Justification: Tayengwa is a police official identified as
organizing and playing a central role in intimidation of the
MDC. He was responsible for a ban on protests issued on
February 23 that prevented the MDC and civil society from
organizing. This decree was part of a concerted GOZ effort
to suppress political activity directed against the
government. The GOZ selectively used the Public Order and
Security Act against democratic elements of Zimbabwe to
eliminate its opposition. While the GOZ claimed that the
opposition committed anti-government violence in justifying
such decrees, these allegations were fabricated by the
government and were proven to be completely false when the
court later dismissed the cases brought against the
opposition activists who had been accused of committing the
alleged acts of violence. The government has frequently
fabricated incidents of violence attributed to the
opposition, and publicized these allegations in
government-controlled media.
DOB:

Zharara, Ngwerume: ZRP Chief Superintendent for Harare
Suburban District
Justification: He was responsible for a ban on protests
issued on February 21 that prevented the MDC and civil
society from organizing a political rally. This decree was
part of a concerted GOZ effort to suppress political activity
directed against the government. The GOZ selectively used
the Public Order and Security Act against democratic elements
of Zimbabwe to eliminate its opposition. While the GOZ
claimed that the opposition committed anti-government
violence in justifying such decrees, these allegations were
fabricated by the government and were proven to be completely
false when the court later dismissed the cases brought
against the opposition activists who had been accused of
committing the alleged acts of violence. The government has
frequently fabricated incidents of violence attributed to the
opposition, and publicized these allegations in
government-controlled media.
DOB:



8. (S/NF) Targeted entities

AuriJewel
700 Kinderkamack Rd.
Orodell, New Jersey 07649

390 Fifth Avenue, Suite 804
New York, NY

Jongwe Printing and Publishing Company
14 Austin Road
Harare, Zimbabwe
ZIDCO Holdings
88 Robert Mugabe Road
Harare, Zimbabawe

Grain Marketing Board
Dura Building
179-187 Samora Machel Avenue



9. (C) Post suggests the Department weigh the relative
merits of placememt of ZRP chief superintendents Jangara,
Sadzamari, and Zhahara on the OFAC list. These individuals
came to light when their names were published in the
government press after they issued decrees banning
demonstrations. They are mid-level officials who are not
involved in policy and who carried out orders. We have no
evidence they have personally ordered violent conduct on the
part of the police. Our concern, as expressed by our
Regional Security Officer, is that publication of the names
of these individuals as SDNs will jeopardize police
cooperation. We currently receive limited but useful
cooperation from the ZRP in the protection of premises,
investigation of crimes against Embassy officers, and release
from custody of FSNs who have been arrested in police
dragnets.



10. (C) Post is open to further suggestions on additional
avenues of information collection of family relationships and
dates of birth given the contraints noted in paragraphs 4 and


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