Simba Makoni- the first 50 Wikileaks cables


Simba Makoni was touted for years as one of the potential successors of President Robert Mugabe. He had everything going for him -age, education, international exposure. But something went wrong in 2008 when he decided to challenge Mugabe in the presidential elections. Rumours say he was pushed to challenge Mugabe with the promise that senior ZANU-PF members would abandon Mugabe to join him, but that never happened. There are more than 160 cables on Makoni. Here are the first 50.

We have more than 1 200 cables on our website, and to make things easier, we have created an index under which the cables are classified per individual.

We have complete cables on:


Tendai Biti (231)

Nelson Chamisa (67)

General Herbert Chingono (1)

Joseph Chinotimba (30)

Phillip Chiyangwa (24)

Ignatius Chombo (63)

Nicholas Goche (85)

Jethro Goko, (2)

Gideon Gono (269)

Obert Gutu (2)

Chenjerai Hunzvi (26)

Learnmore Jongwe ( 17)

Grace Kwinje (5)

John Makumbe (17)

Sydney Masamvu (39)

Strive Masiyiwa (55)

Michael Mataure (3)

Jonathan Moyo (226)

Simba Mudarikwa (1)

Grace Mugabe (34)

Joice Mujuru (35)

Charles Mutama (2)

Didymus Mutasa (84)

Pius Ncube (22)

Trevor Ncube (19)

Fidelis Satuku (1)

Sydney Sekeramayi (3)

Jabulani Sibanda (4)


Those not yet complete but already indexed are:


Simba Makoni (51)

Emmerson Mnangagwa (15)

Robert Mugabe (152)

Morgan Tsvangirai (151)


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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