The Silvester Nguni Wikileaks cables


Silvester Nguni was a rising star in business after he turned around the Common Marketing Board to one of the biggest public companies listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. That was until he entered politics. He is now parked as Minister of State in Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Office, though he had promised that he could turn around the country’s agriculture in six months if he was appointed minister of that portfolio. There are nine cables on him. Here they are.

9-Nguni brought in more as an afterthought

8-Nguni given mediocre post

7-Nguni survives purge

6-Nguni said he could turn around the agricultural sector in six months

5-Nguni among the big winners

4-Nguni promoted but….

3-Nguni placed on US sanctions list

2-Silvester Nguni appointed deputy minister

1-Business leaders push envelope-gently


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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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