Robert Mugabe Wikileaks cables – Part Nineteen


341-ZANU-PF planned to rig 2008 election a day after vote- Wikileaks

342-Mugabe was ready to concede defeat in 2008 – Wikileaks

343-Tanzania was worried about election results

344-Tsvangirai vacillated on results

345-Why ZANU-PF changed its mind about Mugabe exit

346-Rumours abound over election results

347-Tsvangirai condemns reengineering of results

348-Japan said it would give Mugabe a hard time if he came for TICAD

349-Embassy said Tsvangirai’s fears were unfounded

350-Britain was so frustrated by Mbeki over Zimbabwe that it decided to talk to Zuma- Wikileaks

351-Gen Mujuru’s about turn

352-US tried to use Tanzania to get Mugabe to step down

353-ZANU-PF was ready to go to war to stop Tsvangirai

354-Mwanawasa misread Mugabe

355-Mugabe chickens out!

356-Mwanawasa parroted what Britain and US wanted him to say

357-Violence spreads

358-Brazilian ambassador said Zimbabwe’s elections were exemplary

359-Goche, Chinamasa and Mnangagwa were prepared to ditch Mugabe

360-Jendayi Frazer said Tsvangirai won the elections

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