The Morgan Tsvangirai Wikileaks cables-Part Thirty-Five


521-Tsvangirai met Gono to reassure him of his future before GPA

522-Mbeki facilitates one-on-one talks between Mugabe and Tsvangirai

523-British PM told Tsvangirai no help if Mugabe retained executive power

524-MDC advisor said the party will fall apart as soon as Mugabe goes

525-Tsvangirai said Mbeki, Mugabe and Mutambara ganged up against him

526-UN envoy predicted that MDC would not rush for elections once in power

527-Better to go slow and arrive alive

528-Tsvangirai, Biti barred from travelling to SADC summit

529-MDC advisors preferred a Transitional Authority not GNU

530-Tsvangirai insisted he should be head of government

531-Tsvangirai wanted to be President with Mugabe as Prime Minister- Wikileaks

532-Mangoma said Tsvangirai was more malleable than Mugabe

533-Embassy said Tsvangirai went to Botswana to raise funds

534-Chinotimba collected “tax” from people of Buhera South

535-Biti was adamant talks would go nowhere two weeks before signing of GPA

536-Makoni said Mnangagwa and the military were key to solution

537-Mugabe surprised everyone at Mwanawasa’s funeral

538-Senegalese Foreign Minister said Tsvangirai called every day

539-US applauded EU for placing Gono on sanctions list

540-Outlines of a deal- What Tsvangirai told McGee

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