The Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Wikileaks cables


Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has been a loyal member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front since the 1960s and has been in and out of cabinet since the 1980s. He reportedly belongs to the elite group of people like Simba Makoni and the late Witness Mangwende who fundraised for the party during their student days and were later rewarded by high posts in the government. Mumbengegwi has been a deputy minister, a cabinet minister and a diplomat in some of the most powerful postings like the United Nations and the United Kingdom. But there are only a dozen cables about him. Here they are:

12-Swazi diplomat said Mugabe is a political Maradona

11-Mumbengegwi had cordial meeting with Ray

10-Shabanie Mine a ZANU-PF cash cow?

9-Mumbengegwi boycotted launch of Tsvangirai’s 100-day plan

8-Mugabe, Tsvangirai reward loyalty for cabinet picks

7-Mumbengegwi retains post

6-Why China vetoed UN sanctions against Zimbabwe

5-Mumbengegwi lambasts donors for interference

4-Dell walked out on Mumbengegwi

3-The Mumbengegwis rule the roost

2-Mumbengegwi bounces back as Minister of Foreign Affairs

1-US embassy said Mumbengegwi was a diligent and honest hard worker


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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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