The Joseph Chinotimba Wikileaks dossier


Joseph Chinotimba, the self-styled commander of farm invasions, rose from nowhere in 2000 to become a hero and one of the most feared people in the white farming community and the business sector. Mention of his name alone was bound to send farmers going for cover and businessmen to bow down to workers’ demands. There are 30 cables that mention his name and here they are.

 Here is the first batch:

30-Chinotimba fails to derail stakeholders meeting

29-Chinotimba collecting “tax” from people of Buhera South

28-MDC paralysed by spate of arrests

27-Chinotimba calls Simba Makoni a traitor

26-The differing views of the ZCTU and the ZFTU

25-MDC candidate for Gutu says violence not as bad as reported in the press

24-Stay-away a success

23-Chinotimba accuses US embassy officials of being terrorists

22-Two by-elections critical to ZANU-PF succession planning

21-Mudzuri got off on the wrong foot as Harare mayor- Wikileaks

20-ZCTU’s Chibebe asked for US assistance to attend IOL conference

19-Nyikayaramba raises eyebrows

18-Government crack down on MDC after murder of Cain Nkala

17-Mujuru, Ndlovu ordered Chinotimba to stay out Bulawayo mayoral elections

16-Hunzvi dies

15-How to get Mugabe to step down

14-Chinotimba disrupts May Day celebrations in style

13-Chinotimba evades security to get to Chief Justice

12-War veterans on a rampage

11-Chinotimba and Hunzvi in Bikita to bolster ZANU-PF

10-Mangwana tells Chinotimba to shut up

9-Mahlangu acquitted

8-MDC youth chairman trial begins

7-Chinotimba sues minister for US$19 million for loss of business

6-Chinotimba, Zhuwao and Kasukuwere almost disrupt conference

5-An analysis of trade unions in Zimbabwe by the United States embassy

4-Chinotimba in car accident

3-Chinotimba on US sanctions list

2-Chinotimba causes havoc among tobacco farmers

1-ZANUPF chef hires Chinotimba to evict white farmer


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Charles Rukuni
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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