Mnangagwa says he is not going to DRC with Mugabe


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Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa told United States ambassador Tom McDonald that President Robert Mugabe was likely to go to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 11 July but he was not likely to accompany him as he would be attending his daughter’s graduation in London.

Mnangagwa said Mugabe was likely to be accompanied by Defence Minister Moven Mahachi and Foreign Affairs Minister Stan Mudenge.

 

Full cable:

Viewing cable 00HARARE3682, MUGABE SCHEDULED TO GO TO CONGO WEEK OF JULY 10

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00HARARE3682

2000-07-07 10:30

2011-08-30 01:44

CONFIDENTIAL

Embassy Harare

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

 

071030Z Jul 00

 

 

 

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6545

INFO AMEMBASSY KINSHASA IMMEDIATE

NSC WASHDC PRIORITY

AMEMBASSY LUANDA

AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK

AMEMBASSY LUSAKA

AMEMBASSY KAMPALA

AMEMBASSY KIGALI

AMEMBASSY PRETORIA

AMEMBASSY LOME

USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 003682

 

SIPDIS

 

DEPT PLEASE PASS TO AF S/E HOWARD WOLPE

 

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH

 

CONFIDENTIAL

 

PAGE 02       HARARE 03682 071025Z

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/01/10

TAGS: PGOV PREL CG ZI

SUBJECT: MUGABE SCHEDULED TO GO TO CONGO WEEK OF JULY 10

 

REF: HARARE 3629

 

CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR TOM MCDONALD.

REASONS: 1.5 (B) AND (D).

 

(C) AMBASSADOR TELEPHONED JUSTICE MINISTER EMMERSON MNANGAGWA

JULY 7 TO ASK FOR AN UPDATE ON PLANS FOR A TRIP BY PRESIDENT

MUGABE TO THE CONGO (REFTEL). MNANGAGWA CONFIRMED THAT THE

PRESIDENT WILL TRAVEL TO LUBUMBASHI TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT

KABILA DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 10, MOST LIKELY ON JULY 11. HE

PROBABLY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY DEFENSE MINISTER MAHACHI AND

POSSIBLY BY FOREIGN MINISTER MUDENGE OR ANOTHER MFA OFFICIAL.

MNANGAGWA HIMSELF WILL NOT ACCOMPANY THE PRESIDENT, AS HE WILL

BE ATTENDING HIS DAUGHTER’S UNIVERSITY GRADUATION IN LONDON.

MNANGAGWA CHARACTERIZED THE PLANNED MEETING AS A BROAD-RANGING

DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS REGARDING CONGO MATTERS.

 

MCDONALD

 

CONFIDENTIAL

 

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