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Mugabe maintains small delegation

President Robert Mugabe maintained a small delegation of seven to the United Nations general assembly in August 2008 though he had just won the controversial presidential elections six weeks earlier. There was only one change. Tourism Minister Francis Nhema was replaced by intelligence director Happyton Bonyongwe.

Full cable:


Viewing cable 08HARARE671, UNGA HIGH LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS –

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08HARARE671

2008-08-08 09:57

2011-08-30 01:44

UNCLASSIFIED

Embassy Harare

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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN

DE RUEHSB #0671 2210957

ZNR UUUUU ZZH

R 080957Z AUG 08

FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3268

INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1948

RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS HARARE 000671

 

AF/S FOR G. GARLAND

AF/RSA FOR HALDEMAN AND BARLERIN

P FOR ANNELIESE REINEMEYER

IO/UNP FOR DOUGLAS SUN

NSC FOR MCDONALD

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O.12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA ZI

SUBJECT: UNGA HIGH LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS –

ZIMBABWE

 

REF: STATE 72078

 

A. Attendance of the Head of State:

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

Grace Mugabe, First Lady, will accompany the President.

No interpretation required.

 

B. Attendance of Head of Government:

Same as A.

 

C. Attendance of Foreign Minister:

S.S. Mumbengegwi, Minister of Foreign Affairs

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

D. Other VIPs:

 

Amb. Munyaradzi Samuel Kajese, Chief of Protocol

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

George Charamba, Secretary for Information and Publicity,

President’s Office

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

Major Gen. H. Bonyongwe (Rtd.), Director General, President’s

Office

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible for IO

affairs:

Joey Mazorodze Bimha, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs

September 23 to October 1, 2008. Exact date/time of

arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

MCGEE

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