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US imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe president’s son

Financial restrictions have been placed on four Zimbabweans, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son.

Emmerson Mnangagwa Junior is charged with having ties to Kudakwashe Tagwirei, a businessman already subject to US sanctions for alleged corruption.

According to the Treasury Department, Mr. Tagwirei has amassed millions of dollars over the previous five years by expanding his company empire rapidly and engaging in shady business practices.

US sanctions on President Mnangagwa are already in place.

The Treasury Department urged Zimbabwe’s administration to address the “root causes” of many of the nation’s problems, particularly corrupt elites who take advantage of institutions for their own gain, in a statement.

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