The Olivia Muchena Wikileaks cables


Olivia Muchena has been in government for more than a decade and has served in one capacity or another. A strong proponent of land reform, Muchena is still considered by the United States as a moderate behind Vice-President Joice Mujuru. It was reportedly because of Mujuru’s backing that she was elected chair of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. There are 14 cables on her. Here they are:

14-Mai Mujuru stronger than Mnangagwa

13-Who is who in the Parliamentary Select Committee?

12-Thugs on the payroll and in the classroom

11-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

10-Lock-step loyalty key for appointment by Mugabe

9-Zimbabweans still have confidence in the judicial system

8-Cabinet reshuffle showed power of hardliners and military

7-Short bio of Olivia Muchena

6-Muchena appointed Minister of Science and Technology

5-Muchena said what was happening in Zimbabwe will take place in South Africa

4-Muchena once tipped to become Minister of Youth

3-Muchena, Chombo united on the land issue

2-Muchena said come hell or high water there is no reversing land issue

1-Olivia Muchena imposed


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