Robert Mugabe Wikileaks cables – Part Twenty-Eight


481-Zimbabwe is a nightmare of a failed state

482-Doing business in Zimbabwe 2009

483-Tsvangirai on returning to Zimbabwe

484-Mugabe wants reform but he has no control

485-Biti said Mugabe and ZANU-PF were stupid not to compromise

486-Botswana said it would only recognise a government where MDC had fair share of power

487-Why Zimbabwe dollarised

488-SADC gave Mugabe two weeks to swear in Tsvangirai

489-Tsvangirai said Mugabe needs me more than I need him

490-Mugabe has mastered the art of sleeping with one ear open

491-Biti says Mugabe is tired

492-Inclusive government the only game in town

493-Half the people of Zimbabwe believe outside forces torturing them

494-Tsvangirai said his first order of business was to replace Gono

495-Grace Mugabe- I have very narrow feet so I only wear Ferragamo

496-Mangoma thought Mugabe and Tsvangirai would have equal powers in NSC

497-Mugabe brought usual suspects into inclusive government

498-Tsvangirai told McGee inclusive government would work

499-Zambian civil society said Tsvangirai was arrogant and self-serving

500-First Lady linked to platinum deal

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501-Tsvangirai challenges ZANU-PF actions

502-Mpofu said Gono had grown too big

503-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

504-What a birthday bash!

505-Gono ZANU-PF’s poster boy for corruption

506-KP chair said Zimbabwe was his primary challenge

507-Namibia did not want to be diverted by political issues in Zimbabwe

508-South Africa paid Zimbabwe $100m a month for peace to host World Cup

509-Why Mugabe can’t fire Gono

510-Rare week in Harare

511-Mugabe took time off to console Tsvangirai

512-Mugabe entered inclusive government to save himself

513-Dlamini-Zuma on how US could help Zimbabwe

514-Mzembi said Mugabe will not support Mnangagwa or Mujuru to succeed him

515-Rio Tinto lobbied KP to handle Zimbabwe with kid gloves

516-Mugabe says we will not bow to the donors

517-An analysis of trade unions in Zimbabwe by the United States embassy

518-What Mugabe was thinking

519-Mangoma told US ambassador MDC had no desire to push Mugabe out

520-Batswana were now asking why they should pay for Zimbabwe’s mess

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