The Eric Matinenga Wikileaks cables


Eric Matinenga was a prominent lawyer before being appointed Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs. Interestingly he has represented people from the two different political divides- Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change and Leo Mugabe, a former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front legislator who is also President Robert Mugabe’s nephew. There are 26 Wikileaks cables on him. Here they are.

26-US assessment of inclusive government after one year in office

25-Newspaper says three MDC ministers are facing corruption charges

24-Mangwana tells Chinotimba to shut up

23-Mugabe and Tsvangirai in a quandary over GPA

22-Parties reconfigure control of constitutional process

21-Biti says Mugabe is tired

20-Tsvangirai frustrated but says he cannot leave inclusive government

19-Matinenga says constitution depends on Mugabe

18-Politically motivated prosecution of MDC-T legislators a futile exercise- Wikileaks

17-MDC favoured people-driven constitution

16-Mugabe denies he has anything against Bennett

15-Matinenga says MDC is safe despite arrests

14-Mtetwa says GPA will not work as long as Tomana is AG

13-Who is who in the Parliamentary Select Committee?

12-0Civil society complains constitution is not people driven

11-Matinenga says MPs should not view their seats as jobs

10-US ambassador says it is in US interest to support MDC

9-Mugabe, Tsvangirai reward loyalty for cabinet picks

8-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

7-MDC paralysed by spate of arrests

6-Operation Red Finger

5-Matinenga released

4-Matinenga on target list?

3-Leo Mugabe arrested for fraud

2-Tsvangirai’s second treason charges withdrawn

1-Future of Daily News remains in limbo


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