Though he first worked as a diplomat, Francis Nhema was better known as the founder of the Zimbabwe Building Society, a financial institution that provided housing loans to the poorest sectors of the community. He was a darling with the media until things started going wrong at ZBS. But he survived the scandal to become a minister in President Robert Mugabe’s government. His appointment was viewed more as a way of appeasing the family of former vice-President Joshua Nkomo, who had died a year before Nhema’s appointment, as Nhema was married to Nkomo’s daughter. Despite his mediocre performance, Nhema has remained in cabinet up to today. There are 25 Wikileaks cables on him. Here they are.