ZANU PF alleged funder John Bredenkamp dies
United States of America listed Bredenkamp on sanctions list in November 2008 accusing him of funding the bloody June violent elections were scores of MDC supporters were imprisoned and murdered.
#NEW Businessman John Bredenkamp has died aged 79, according to friends. A former rugby captain and sanctions buster for the Rhodesia regime, Bredenkamp was once reputated to have a fortune of US$850 million from arms dealing, tobacco trading and diamond mining in the DRC pic.twitter.com/ZnYYBX5b2P— ZimLive (@zimlive) June 18, 2020
Europe blacklisted him in January 2009. According to the Guardian, his companies were registered with Panama-based offshore agent Mossack Fonseca and after Europe issued sanctions, the firm's partners quickly agreed to resign and make a report to regulators in the British Virgin Islands, where Bredenkamp's companies were incorporated.
John Bredenkamp takes many secrets to the grave. Still onthe US sanctions list for Zimbabwe, regarded by many as a comprador capitalist, he vehemently denied any wrongdoing to the end.Will his death provide an opportunity to sort out fact from fiction?https://t.co/7qVcxXXNxe— Piers Pigou (@PiersPigou) June 18, 2020
In the early 2000, Bredenkamp was reported by the UN for their alleged involvement in funneling profits from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo back to the late President Robert Mugabe. The deals were said to be payment for Zimbabwean military support during the DRC leader Laurent Kabila's violent rise to power.