US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

Kudakwashe Tagwirei

Kudakwashe Tagwirei in a past event.

Photo credit: File | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kudakwashe Tagwirei becomes the third ally of President Mnangagwa to be added to the US sanctions list this year.
  • His company Sakunda Holdings was also added to the list.
  • Mugabe's ouster in a military coup in 2017 saw his successor President Mnangagwa push for re-engagement with the US. 

  • Relations between the two countries, however, remain frosty.

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly abetting corruption.

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