The Sithembiso Nyoni Wikileaks cables

Sithembiso Nyoni made her name as the founder and director of the Organisation for Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) in the 1980s. She joined active politics in 1994 when she became a Member of Parliament for Makokoba. She held onto her seat until 2000 when she was defeated by the Movement for Democratic Change candidate Thokozani Khupe. She lost again in 2005 to David Coltart but decided to switch to Nkayi North in2008 and won. She has been Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises on-and-off. There are 13 cables abut her and here they are:

13-Makumbe said Nyoni was “bought a long time ago”

12-Nyoni makes it into inclusive government

11-Nyoni survives the chop

10-Creation of Senate created job for Nyoni

9-Odd man out

8-Lock-step loyalty key for appointment by Mugabe

7-Nyoni says supporting people to create their own wealth is a challenge

6-Nyoni in a fix

5-Short bio of Sithembiso Nyoni

4-Mugabe rewards loyalty not competence

3-Sithembiso Nyoni among the big losers

2-Goche said MDC could have put up a frog and people would have voted for it

1-MDC expected to win at least 80 seats in 2000



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