Central bank governor Gideon Gono was cut out of the Marange diamonds when the military moved in in November 2008, according to one of the United States embassy cables released by Wikileaks.
South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has made headlines for calling President Robert Mugabe “the crazy old man” but what seems to have gone unreported is that her host United States ambassador to Pretoria Donald Gips seems to have thought very little of her strong statements on Zimbabwe and Mugabe. In the comment to his cable following his meeting with the minister on November 2, last year Gips wrote: “The Foreign Minister made strong statements on Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe, but our sense is that her department does not have the lead within the SAG (South African government) on the Zimbabwe agenda.” (6 VIEWS)
Tsholotsho legislator Jonathan Moyo today said Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai should resign because of the treasonous offences he committed as detailed in recent cables released by Wikileaks. “There are only two things that could happen in any civilised democracy, for him to resign not just from government but public life altogether.
Wikileaks yesterday released 11 cables on Zimbabwe bringing to 13 the cables it has so far released.
Four prominent Zimbabwean businessmen living in South Africa discussed with United States officials ways to ease President Robert Mugabe out of power and replace him with a “technocratic” Prime Minister who would run the country and get it back on its feet.