Zanu PF’s Georgias loses sanctions case

via Zanu PF’s Georgias loses sanctions case 18/09/2014

THE European Union’s General Court on Thursday rejected claims for damages brought by former junior minister, Aguy Georgias, who was claiming six million euros against the bloc after he was thrown out of the United Kingdom in 2007.

At the time, Georgias was among government officials, who along with President Robert Mugabe were placed under sanctions by the European Union on allegations of ‘serious violations of human rights.’

Mugabe denies the charges, saying the sanctions are retribution for his seizure of white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks.

Georgias, who owns Trinity Engineering and Georgiadis Trucking, was added onto the list in April 2007 after he was appointed economic development deputy minister. He was later removed from the sanctions list in February 2011.

The Luxembourg-based court ruled that the EU Council did not act unlawfully in imposing restrictive measures against Georgias, rendering the European Union not liable.

On 25 May 2007, Georgias arrived at Heathrow Airport in order to visit family living in England en route to New York in the United States. He was denied entry and was detained in the airport before returning to Zimbabwe the following day.

Georgias then brought a claim before the EU General Court in order to obtain compensation for the damage caused by his detention at Heathrow, medical expenses incurred because of the deterioration in his state of health, legal fees and business losses suffered by his two companies.

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    This was just a publicity seeking ruse from a man who has spectacularly failed in his business. I no taxpayers money was used in this nonsensical adventure.

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    tapiwa 8 years ago

    if he was en route to New York why did not proceed to New York why did he have to go back to Zim. And there are a large number of Zimbabweans who were denied entry in U.K. its their right to deny anyone entry just as its Zim’s right to deny anyone entry into Zim

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    Mavambo ekupera 8 years ago

    Mukharadhi uyu anofarisa manje.

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    Tofara Tose 8 years ago

    Waste of time and money. Just publicity seeking gentleman.

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    Well Tapiwa our politicians go to many lengths to denigrate our former coloniser, Britain, when in fact they would do anything to go there. The hypocrisy is obvious and the likes of Georgias are a total embarrassment. Also on display are the extortionist tendencies of ZANU PF officials. He thought he would get funding for his crumbling business!

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    I would have been gripped by a story about paint drying instead.

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    ntaba 8 years ago

    This is the bonus that this fellow gets for being a Top Mugabe Mujiba – or TMM for short. In Bulawayo the graffiti artists wtite
    “Chihuri – Mugabe’s Mahuri.” So I guess they might also write “Georgie – Mugabe’sother Mahuri.”

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    C Frizell 8 years ago

    Funny – I enjoyed that.

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    William Doctor 8 years ago

    kick his family out of England …