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Want to talk to Mugabe, call this number

Want to talk to President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Head of Government and State? Call 2634707091-9. This is his office number. To reach his residence, call office number and ask to be connected to Zim-one Main House. President Robert Mugabe speaks fluent English.

So says a cable dispatched on 11 January 2005 by the United States embassy in Harare which was updating the names, titles and contact numbers for leading government and political figures in Zimbabwe.

Ed: Wish it was that easy.

 

Full cable:

 

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Reference ID

Created

Released

Classification

Origin

05HARARE48

2005-01-11 13:04

2011-08-30 01:44

UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Embassy Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

111304Z Jan 05

UNCLAS HARARE 000048

 

SIPDIS

 

SENSITIVE

 

FOR S/ES-O, AF/S

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PGOV PREL ZI

SUBJECT: UPDATED NAMES, TITLES AND CONTACT NUMBERS FOR

LEADING GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL FIGURES IN ZIMBABWE

 

REF: SECSTATE 271552

 

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

 

1. (SBU) Embassy Harare

Date of Submission: January 11, 2005

 

2. (SBU) Head of Government & State

Last Name: Mugabe

First/Middle Names: Robert Gabriel

Formal Title: President

Office Telephone Number: (263 4) 707-091/9

Comments: To reach Residence call office number and ask to

be connected to “Zim-one Main House”. President Mugabe

speaks fluent English.

 

3. (SBU) Vice President

Last Name: Mujuru

First Name: Joyce Teurai Ropa

Formal Title: Vice President

Office Telephone Number: (263 4) 707-091/9

Direct Line: (263 4) 251-097

Comments: Mrs. Mujuru speaks fluent English.

 

 

 

 

4. (SBU) Vice President

Last Name: Msika

First/Middle Name: Joseph Wilfred

Formal Title: Vice President

Office Telephone Number: (263 4) 707-091/9

Direct Line: (23 4) 251-098

Comments: Mr. Msika speaks fluent English.

 

 

5. (SBU) Foreign Minister

Last Name: Mudenge

First/Middle Names: Stanislaus Gorerazvo

Formal Title: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Office Telephone: (263 4) 727-005

Cell Phone: (263) 11-201-817

Comments: Dr. Mudenge speaks fluent English.

 

6. (SBU) Minister for Special Affairs

Last Name: Nkomo

First/Middle Names: John Landa

Formal Title: Minister for Special Affairs in the

President’s Office (also Chairman of ruling party, ZANU-PF)

Office Telephone: (263 4) 781-064 direct or 707-091

Comments: Mr. Nkomo speaks fluent English.

 

 

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