The Morgan Tsvangirai Wikileaks cables-Part Thirty


501-US wanted EU to extend sanctions on Mugabe lieutenants

502-Biti thought Tsvangirai was weak

503-UN boss said Tsvangirai was not a good politician

504-MDC paralysed by spate of arrests

505-Tsvangirai refused to sign MOU unless AU mediator was present

506-US asked if MDC was going to be swallowed by ZANU-PF like ZAPU

507-Tsvangirai was optimistic after meeting Mugabe for 90 minutes

508-Civil society wanted transitional government not GNU

509-Masiyiwa drafted power sharing agreement which Mugabe accepted!

510-State media toned down hate speech against Tsvangirai

511-US wanted Tsvangirai to form government with Mai Mujuru

512-Odinga said Mugabe and Tsvangirai wanted to talk but…

513-MDC wanted Mnangagwa out totally

514-Kikwete said only Mbeki could talk to Mugabe

515-CSU and MDC differ on people killed during election violence

516-US ambassador said some reports of violence by MDC were questionable

517-Tsvangirai said MDC would never play subordinate role to ZANU-PF

518-Egypt told US it was not taking sides on Zimbabwe

519-Tsvangirai, Mugabe were focussed too much on power

520-Masiyiwa said Chinamasa and Goche lacked enough authority

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