The Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga Wikileaks cables


Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has been one of the most vocal women’s leaders in Zimbabwe. She started off as an activist before joining the Movement for Democratic Change. She was also vocal in Parliament rising to the powerful post of chair of the Public Accounts Committee. When the party split in 2005 she opted to join the Arthur Mutambara faction where she was elected deputy secretary-general. She lost in the 2008 elections but found her way into the cabinet of the inclusive government. There are 32 Wikileaks cables on her. Here they are.

32-Why no one wants elections- US ambassador says

31-Biti said Gono was a thief

30-Why civil service and land audits were stalled

29-Tsvangirai frustrated but he cannot leave inclusive government

28-Mugabe wants reform but he has no control

27-Misihairabwi-Mushonga said multi donor trust fund was a state avoidance mechanism

26-Misihairabwi-Mushonga government’s preferred choice

25-Misihairabwi-Mushonga accused of being too close to ZANU-PF

24-Misihairabwi-Mushonga wanted sanctions lifted

23-Rare praise for Mutambara

22-Mugabe, Tsvangirai reward loyalty for cabinet picks

21-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

20-Inclusive government the only game in town

19-Biti said ZANU-PF refused to give in on ministries

18-Biti suspicious of Misihairabwi-Mushonga

17-Mujuru found Tsvangirai more acceptable than Mnangagwa

16-Why Tsvangirai refused to meet Mbeki and Mugabe

15-Why Mugabe went ahead with the presidential elections runoff in 2008

14-Misihairabwi-Mushonga against reunification of MDC

13-Woes for Murambatsvina victims continue

12-Misihairabwi-Mushonga elected top woman in Mutambara faction

11-Tsvangirai won first round

10-US ambassador said Chimanikire was uninspiring

9-MDC split gets nastier

8-Chinese were smuggling cash through embassy diplomatic pouch

7-ZANU-PF uses parliamentary majority to amend constitution

6-Why Zimbabweans are not rising in protest

5-Misihairabwi-Mushonga warned West on NEPAD

4-Misihairabwi chairs Public Accounts Committee

3-Biti complains about ZANU-PF’s tactics

2-Bikita poll marred by violence

1-Priscilla Misihairabwi threatened to beat up Hunzvi


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