Zimbabwean Minister Detained at German Airport

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Kitsepile Nyathi
12 July 2010

Harare — Zimbabwe’s Justice minister claims he was detained for two hours at the Munich International Airport last week as German authorities sought to enforce a travel ban imposed on President Robert Mugabe’s inner circle.

Mr Patrick Chinamasa was on his way from Brussels where he was part of a three member Zimbabwean ministerial team that met European Union (EU) officials as part of efforts to kick start negotiations to normalise relations.

He had been granted a special visa specifically for the talks as he is among more than 200 people associated with Mr Mugabe’s Zanu PF party who are banned from travelling to EU countries.

When the talks started early this year he was detained by police and immigration officials at the Frankfurt International Airport for [continue reading]


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