The Giles Mutsekwa Wikileaks cables


Giles Mutsekwa, the Movement for Democratic Change’s secretary for security has been one of the most persecuted leaders of the party. A former military man, Mutsekwa has claimed to still have contacts within the army, which most people say is currently running the country and is keeping President Robert Mugabe in power. Mutsekwa was appointed to the powerful post of Co-Minister of Home Affairs when the inclusive government was formed but he has since been demoted. There are 31 Wikileaks cable that mention his name. Here they are.

31-Mohadi, Mutsekwa urged Zimbabweans to return home

30-Why Mutsekwa and Mohadi worked well together

29-MDC said Mutsekwa was too close to Mohadi

28-Mutsekwa probed for corruption

27-Mohadi, Mutsekwa mired in Kunonga saga

26-Mutsekwa regretted signing Meikles order

25-Mutsekwa signed order to take over Meikles group

24-ZCTU calls on Mohadi and Mutsekwa to resign

23-Mukoko sued Mnangagwa, Mohadi and Mutsekwa for US$220 000

22-Mutsekwa regretted signing Meikles order

21-Mutsekwa signed order to take over Meikles group

20-Mutasa, Chinamasa, Mohadi and Mutsekwa sued for $19.2 million

19-MDC ignoring past wrongs for political expediency

18-Mutsekwa highlights need to provide adequately for security forces

17-Two faces of ZANU

16-Mutambara chased away Shamuyarira’s supporters from farm

15-Mutsekwa horrified by police action

14-Mpofu denies there were deaths at Chiadzwa

13-Mzembi said Mugabe will not support Mnangagwa or Mujuru to succeed him

12-Mutsekwa against land seizures

11-Mutsekwa vowed to assert this authority over Chihuri

10-Mutsekwa named Minister of Home Affairs

9-Biti gets the worst job in the world

8-Green bombers looting diamonds

7-Chiredzi South by-election expected to bolster Mnangagwa

6-Mutsekwa said military did not trust MDC

5-Mutsekwa said Chiwenga asked Mugabe to step down in 2006

4-Mutsekwa said army was disenchanted with Mugabe

3-Mutsekwa linked to Mugabe assassination plot

2-Mutsekwa arrested in connection with arms caches

1-Mutsekwa arrested for organising stay-away


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