The U.S. Treasury Department is sanctioning a Zimbabwean government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation, reports State Journal.
The department has sanctioned Tobaiwa Mudede, a well-known and prominent supporter of President Robert Mugabe. Mudede controls the roll of voters that has been alleged to be used by Mugabe’s ruling party to fix elections.
According to the department, Mudede oversaw critical portions of Zimbabwe’s flawed July 2013 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Also, an Angolan businessman, an attorney from Singapore and a business based in Zimbabwe were sanctioned for allegedly undermining democracy or facilitating public corruption.
“The sanctions freeze assets they hold within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit U.S. citizens from doing business with them,” reports State Journal.