Strive Masiyiwa, according to Wikileaks was not just a successful businessman. He was an advisor of Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai. He funded the party and was a close United States embassy contact for both the Pretoria and Harare embassies. But he was also acceptable to the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front because the party Vice President Joseph Msika was his uncle. Our initial search showed that there were 57 Wikileaks cables that mentioned his name. After going through all 57 we came up with 55 that actually referred to him as some had been duplicated. Here are all the 55 cables on one of Zimbabwe’s most powerful businessmen.
This weekend we will be having a special on Zimbabwean publisher, Trevor Ncube, who seems to be also closely linked to Strive Masiyiwa in that they were both in the newspaper industry though they had very differient views. Masiyiwa, for example, never wavered fromt he MDC while Ncube was pro the United Front and Simba Makoni and thought that the MDC had no vision.