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Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13288, as Amended by Executive Order 13391

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the names of ten individuals whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive Order 13288 of March 6, 2003, “Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe,” as amended by Executive Order 13391 of November 22, 2005, “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe.”

DATES:

The unblocking and removal from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”) of the ten individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to Executive 13288 of March 6, 2003, as amended by Executive Order 13391 of November 22, 2005, is effective on December 21, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: (202) 622-2490.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treas.gov/​ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on demand service tel.: (202) 622-0077.

Background

On March 6, 2003, the President, invoking the authority of, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06) (“IEEPA”) issued Executive Order 13288 (68 FR 11457, March 10, 2003). In Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions, contributing to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region. The Annex to Executive Order 13288 included 77 individuals, including nine of the ten individuals identified in this notice, which resulted in the blocking of all property and interests in property of these individuals that was or thereafter came within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons. Executive Order 13288 also authorized the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to designate additional persons determined to meet the criteria set forth in Executive Order 13288.

On November 22, 2005, in order to take additional steps with respect to the continued actions and policies of certain persons who undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes and with respect to the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order 13288, the President, invoking the authority of, inter alia, IEEPA, issued Executive Order 13391 (70 FR 71201, November 25, 2005). Executive Order 13391 amends Executive Order 13288 and provides that the Annex to Executive Order 13288 is replaced and superseded in its entirety by the Annex to Executive Order 13391, containing the names of 128 individuals and 33 entities, including the ten individuals identified in this notice. Executive Order 13288, as amended by Executive Order 13391, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to block the property and interests in property of additional categories of persons beyond the category set forth in Executive Order 13288 prior to its amendment.

Executive Order 13288, as amended by Executive Order 13991, also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the inclusion of a person in the Annex to Executive Order 13288, as replaced and superseded by the Annex to Executive Order 13991, and to unblock any property and interests in property that had been blocked as a result of the person's inclusion in the Annex.

On December 21, 2010, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the State Department, determined that circumstances no longer warrant the inclusion of the individuals listed below in the Annex to Executive Order 13288, as replaced and superseded by the Annex to Executive Order 13391, and that the property and interests in property of the individuals listed below are therefore no longer blocked pursuant to section 1(a) of Executive Order 13288, as amended by Executive Order 13391, and accordingly removed them from the SDN List.

  • CHIKOWORE, Enos; DOB 17 July 1942; Former Central Committee Member; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • HOVE, Richard Chemist; DOB 23 Sep 1939; Passport ZD002376 (Zimbabwe); Politburo Secretary for Economic Affairs (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • JOKONYA, Tichaona Joseph Benjamin, Samaita Mutasa Farm, Beatrice, Zimbabwe; DOB 27 Dec 1938; Passport ZD002261 (Zimbabwe); alt. Passport D001289 (Zimbabwe); alt. Passport AD000797 (Zimbabwe); Minister of Information and Publicity (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • MANGWENDE, Witness; DOB 15 Aug 1946; Former Minister of Transport and Communications; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • MOMBESHORA, Swithun; DOB 20 Aug 1945; Former Minister of Higher Education; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • MSIKA, Joseph; DOB 6 Dec 1923; Passport ZD001610 (Zimbabwe); First Vice President (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • MUZENDA, Simon Vengesai; DOB 28 Oct 1922; Former Vice President; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • NKOMO, Stephen; DOB 3 Oct 1926; Former Politburo Senior Committee Member; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • RUSERE, Tinos, 12 Cooke Avenue, Southerton, Harare, Zimbabwe; DOB 10 May 1945; Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
  • TUNGAMIRAI, Josiah; DOB 8 Oct 1948; Former Minister of State for Indigenization and Empowerment; Deceased (individual) [ZIMBABWE].
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Dated: December 21, 2010.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. 2010-32605 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]

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