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Mugabe dressed down

That was what the Daily News led with when the United States approved the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act which imposed sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his lieutenants in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.

Although the act was ostensibly aimed at Mugabe and his cronies, the act also imposed financial sanctions on the country as it barred organisations like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank from giving loans to Zimbabwe without the approval of the United States president.

 

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Reference ID

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Released

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Origin

01HARARE3601

2001-12-03 06:27

2011-08-30 01:44

UNCLASSIFIED

Embassy Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

030627Z Dec 01

 

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED     PTO7514

 

PAGE 01       HARARE 03601 030719Z

ACTION INR-00

 

INFO LOG-00   NP-00   AF-00   AS-01   A-00     ACQ-00   CIAE-00

DODE-00 DS-00   EUR-00   UTED-00 VC-00   H-01     TEDE-00

LAB-01   VCE-00   NSAE-00 TEST-00 USIE-00 IIP-00   DSCC-00

DRL-02   NFAT-00 SAS-00     /005W

——————460D35 030719Z /38

FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0449

INFO NSC WASHDC

AMEMBASSY PRETORIA

AMEMBASSY LUSAKA

AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK

AMEMBASSY GABORONE

AMEMBASSY LILONGWE

AMEMBASSY LONDON

UNCLAS HARARE 003601

 

SIPDIS

 

AF/PD FOR COX, ROBERTSON, AF/S FOR SCHLACHTER, AF/RA FOR

SWANN, INR/R/MR, NSC FOR JENDAYI FRAZER

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM

SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE DEMOCRACY ACT MAKES FRONT PAGES

 

 

1.   ON NOVEMBER 30 BOTH THE PRIVATELY OWNED “DAILY NEWS”

AND THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED “HERALD” GAVE FRONT-PAGE PLAY TO

NEWS OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

APPROVAL OF THE ZIMBABWE DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY

ACT (ZDERA). BOTH PAPERS HIGHLIGHTED CONGRESSMAN ED

ROYCE’S COMMENTS ABOUT PRESIDENT MUGABE.

 

2.   THE “DAILY NEWS” CARRIED THE STORY UNDER THE HEADLINE

“MUGABE DRESSED DOWN.” THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED DAILY

“THE HERALD” PRINTED THE STORY UNDER THE HEADLINE “ANTI-

ZIMBABWE BILL TO GO BEFORE U.S. HOUSE.” THE “HERALD”

CHARACTERIZED THE BILL AS “NEO-COLONIAL.” THE INDEPENDENT

WEEKLY “ZIMBABWE INDEPENDENT” CARRIED THE STORY ON PAGE TWO

UNDER HEADLINE “EUROPE AND THE U.S. RESOLVE TO ACT AGAINST

MUGABE.”

 

SULLIVAN

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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