Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa says government’s top priority is to normalise relations with its erstwhile coloniser, the United Kingdom, as Zimbabwe moves to end its costly two-decade isolation by powerful western nations. Relations between the two countries went sour in 2000 when former President Robert Mugabe’s government seized white-owned farms for redistribution to landless blacks in a drive often marked by violence. This was followed by bloody elections disputed by the opposition, resulting in the European Union imposing targeted sanctions on the then President Robert Mugabe, his inner circles as well as the State’s economic interests, citing human rights abuses. Chinamasa said, following the ouster of Mugabe in November,…