19.2.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 58/51


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/258

of 18 February 2021

amending Decision 2011/101/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Zimbabwe

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 15 February 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/101/CFSP (1) concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Zimbabwe.

(2)

The Council has carried out a review of Decision 2011/101/CFSP, taking into account the political situation in Zimbabwe.

(3)

The restrictive measures should be extended until 20 February 2022. The Council should keep them under constant review in the light of political and security developments in Zimbabwe.

(4)

The entry for one deceased person should be deleted from the list of designated persons and entities in Annex I to Decision 2011/101/CFSP. The restrictive measures should be renewed for three persons and one entity set out in that Annex, and the identifying information and grounds for designation for two persons set out in that Annex should be updated. The suspension of the restrictive measures should be renewed for three persons listed in Annex II to that Decision and one deceased person should be deleted from Annex II to that Decision.

(5)

Decision 2011/101/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2011/101/CFSP is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 10 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 10

1.   This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

2.   This Decision shall apply until 20 February 2022.

3.   The measures referred to in Article 4(1) and Article 5(1) and (2), in so far as they apply to persons listed in Annex II, shall be suspended until 20 February 2022.

4.   This Decision shall be kept under constant review and shall be renewed, or amended as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.’;

(2)

Annex I is replaced by Annex I to this Decision;

(3)

Annex II is amended as set out in Annex II to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 18 February 2021.

For the Council

The President

A. P. ZACARIAS


(1)  Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP of 15 February 2011 concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe (OJ L 42, 16.2.2011, p. 6).


ANNEX I

PERSONS AND ENTITIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 4 AND 5

I.   Persons

 

Name (and any aliases)

Identifying information

Grounds for designation

2.

MUGABE, Grace

Born 23.7.1965

Passport AD001159

ID 63-646650Q70

Former Secretary of the ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front) Women’s league, involved in activities that seriously undermine democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law. Took over the Iron Mask Estate in 2002; alleged to illicitly derive large profits from diamond mining.

5.

CHIWENGA, Constantine

Vice-President

Former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, retired General, born 25.8.1956

Passport AD000263

ID 63-327568M80

Vice-President and former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. Member of Joint Operational Command and complicit in forming or directing repressive state policy. Used army for farm takeovers. During 2008 elections was a prime architect of the violence associated with the process of the Presidential run-off.

7.

SIBANDA, Phillip Valerio (a.k.a. Valentine)

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces

Former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army, General, born 25.8.1956 or 24.12.1954

ID 63-357671H26

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army. Senior army figure with ties to the Government and complicit in forming or directing oppressive state policy.

II.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Grounds for designation

1.

Zimbabwe Defence Industries

10th floor, Trustee House, 55 Samora Machel Avenue, PO Box 6597, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Associated with the Ministry of Defence and the ZANU-PF faction of Government.


ANNEX II

In Annex II to Decision 2011/101/CFSP, the entry for the following person is deleted:

‘4.

Shiri, Perence (a.k.a. Bigboy) Samson Chikerema’.