Mugabe off to meet Kabila


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President Robert Mugabe left for Lubumbashi on 12 July 2000 to meet Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Kabila to urge him to keep the peace talks on track.

Deputy Foreign Minister Nicholas Goche said Mugabe was going to be accompanied by Defence Minister Moven Mahachi and Security Minister Sydney Sekeramayi.

Goche said Mugabe was likely to announce his cabinet on his return from the DRC.

 

Full cables:

 

Viewing cable 00HARARE3771, MUGABE TO DEPART FOR CONGO AFTERNOON OF JULY

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Released

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00HARARE3771

2000-07-12 11:37

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.

 

 

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL     PTO0896

 

PAGE 01       HARARE 03771 121130Z

ACTION AF-00

 

INFO LOG-00   NP-00   ACQ-00   CIAE-00 SMEC-00 INL-00   DODE-00

SRPP-00 DS-00   VC-00   H-01     TEDE-00 INR-00   IO-00

LAB-01   L-00     VCE-00   M-00     AC-01   DCP-01 NSAE-00

OIC-02   OMB-01   OPIC-01 PA-00   PM-00   PRS-00   ACE-00

P-00     SP-00   SSO-00   TRSE-00 USIE-00 PMB-00   DSCC-00

DRL-02   G-00     NFAT-00 SAS-00   SWCI-00   /010W

——————6D1F46 121130Z /38

FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6576

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 003771

 

SIPDIS

 

DEPT PLEASE PASS TO AF S/E HOWARD WOLPE

 

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH

 

CONFIDENTIAL

 

PAGE 02       HARARE 03771 121130Z

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

TAGS: PGOV PREL CG ZI

SUBJECT: MUGABE TO DEPART FOR CONGO AFTERNOON OF JULY

12

 

REF: (A) HARARE 3465, (B) HARARE 3760

 

CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR TOM MCDONALD.

REASONS: 1.5 (B) AND (D).

 

1. (C) DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER NICHOLAS GOCHE TOLD

AMBASSADOR JULY 12 THAT PRESIDENT MUGABE WAS PLANNING TO

DEPART FOR LUBUMBASHI THAT AFTERNOON TO MEET WITH

PRESIDENT KABILA. HE IS LIKELY TO RETURN ON JULY 13.

ACCORDING TO GOCHE, MUGABE PROBABLY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED

BY DEFENSE MINISTER MOVEN MAHACHI AND MINISTER OF STATE

FOR NATIONAL SECURITY SYDNEY SEKERAMAYI. GOCHE SAID

THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY OTHER

GOVERNMENTS WOULD BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.

 

2. (C) THE AMBASSADOR ASKED WHETHER MUGABE PLANNED TO

PRESS PRESIDENT KABILA TO ACCEPT SIR KETUMILE MASIRE AS

NATIONAL DIALOGUE FACILITATOR. HE NOTED THAT MUGABE AND

NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT SAM NUJOMA HAD APPARENTLY MADE A

STRONG PITCH TO KABILA IN SUPPORT OF MASIRE AT THE JUNE

25 MINI-SUMMIT IN HARARE (REF A). THE AMBASSADOR

POINTED OUT THAT REMOVING MASIRE AND APPOINTING ANOTHER

FACILITATOR WOULD SET THE PROCESS BACK BY MONTHS. GOCHE

REPLIED THAT HE HAD NO INFORMATION ON MUGABE’S AGENDA

FOR THE MEETING, ALTHOUGH “OBVIOUSLY THE MASIRE ISSUE

WILL COME UP.” HOWEVER, HE AGREED THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT

CONFIDENTIAL

 

PAGE 03       HARARE 03771 121130Z

FOR THE PARTIES TO SET ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES RATHER

THAN STARTING OVER WITH A NEW FACILITATOR.

 

MCDONALD

 

CONFIDENTIAL

 

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Viewing cable 00HARARE3772, MUGABE REPORTEDLY SET TO NAME CABINET AS EARLY

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Reference ID

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Origin

00HARARE3772

2000-07-12 11:37

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.
 
121137Z Jul 00
 
 
 
                           CONFIDENTIAL     PTO0897
 
PAGE 01       HARARE 03772 121130Z 
ACTION AF-00   
 
INFO LOG-00   NP-00   ACQ-00   CIAE-00 SMEC-00 DODE-00 SRPP-00 
     DS-00   VC-00   H-01     TEDE-00 INR-00  IO-00   LAB-01   
     L-00     VCE-00   AC-01   NSAE-00 OIC-02   OMB-01   OPIC-01 
     PA-00   PM-00   PRS-00   ACE-00   P-00     SP-00   SSO-00   
     TRSE-00 USIE-00 PMB-00   DSCC-00 DRL-02   G-00     NFAT-00 
     SAS-00   SWCI-00    /009W
                 ------------------6D1F49 121130Z /38   
FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6577
INFO NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 003772 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/01/10 
TAGS: PGOV PREL CG ZI
SUBJECT: MUGABE REPORTEDLY SET TO NAME CABINET AS EARLY 
AS JULY 13 
 
 
CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR TOM MCDONALD. 
REASONS: 1.5 (B) AND (D). 
 
(C) IN A JULY 12 MEETING WITH AMBASSADOR, DEPUTY 
                      CONFIDENTIAL 
 
PAGE 02       HARARE 03772 121130Z 
FOREIGN MINISTER NICHOLAS GOCHE TOLD AMBASSADOR THAT HE 
UNDERSTANDS THAT PRESIDENT MUGABE PLANS TO NAME HIS 
CABINET FOLLOWING HIS JULY 13 RETURN FROM AN OVERNIGHT 
TRIP TO LUBUMBASHI (SEPTEL). HE DENIED KNOWLEDGE OF WHO 
WOULD BE IN THE NEW CABINET. GOCHE ADDED THAT THE 
OPENING OF PARLIAMENT IS LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE ON OR 
ABOUT JULY 20. 
 
MCDONALD 
 
                       CONFIDENTIAL 
 

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