Solomon Mujuru was one of the most powerful people in Zimbabwe. He was reported to be one of the few Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leaders who could openly challenge President Robert Mugabe. He was even referred to as a kingmaker. Mujuru had also become one of the richest people in the country with businesses that span across the entire economy from mining to retail. But he died a painful death that remains shrouded in mystery. There are more than 90 cables on him. Here is the first batch.
86-Cranswick says Gono, Grace and Mujuru are looting diamonds at Marange
85-VP Mujuru held clandestine meeting with US ambassador
84-ZANU-PF not ready for a woman president
83-US to work with Mujuru as she might be next president
82-Sipepa Nkomo says Mai Mujuru was very critical of ZANU-PF
80-Dabengwa was bitter that Mujuru never publicly supported Makoni
79-Conference gave Mujuru another chance to challenge Mugabe
78-Mujuru worked with Tsvangirai to marginalise Mugabe
77-Mugabe clips Mujuru’s wings
76-Four MPs loyal to Mujuru voted for Tsvangirai candidate
75-Mujuru found Tsvangirai more acceptable than Mnangagwa
74-Mai Mujuru tried to outmanoeuvre Mnangagwa during unity talks
72-Mujuru was in contact with Tsvangirai to deny Mugabe victory?
71-Mujuru promised to support Tsvangirai if Mugabe stole election
70-Mt Darwin has not benefitted from Mujuru’s vice-presidency
69-Mujuru’s support for Makoni meant little
68-Gen Mujuru told Mugabe to resign two weeks before 2008 elections!
67-Dabengwa was confident Mugabe could be defeated
66-Goche refused US offer for a Mugabe exit package
65-Mandaza expected Mujuru to publicly back Makoni before elections
64-Bennett predicted shock victory for MDC in 2008
63-Mujuru wanted Mugabe to go because his business was affected
62-Mujuru preferred Dabengwa to Makoni
61-Bulawayo mayor advocated for an anti-Mugabe coalition
60-Masiyiwa says Jonathan Moyo and Ibbo Mandaza are former CIO
59-Why no one in ZANU-PF is challenging Mugabe
58-Was Ibbo Mandaza the public voice of Mujuru?
57-The US embassy’s assessment of Grace Mugabe
56-Mujuru camp sought US help to remove Mugabe
55-Zvobgo says Mugabe no longer trusts Mnangagwa and Mujuru
54-Mujuru takes advantage of void left by death of Zvobgo
53-Did Mujuru have a stake in ACR?
52-How Mugabe outmanoeuvred Mujuru
51-Mugabe fears hanging if he leaves office
50-Msipa told Dell that Gen Mujuru was no march for Mugabe
49-Zvobgo Jnr and Jonathan Moyo differ on future of VP Mujuru
48-Masamvu says Gen Mujuru was on war path to get rid of Mugabe
47-Mutasa says Mugabe might become president for life
46-Mujuru wanted his wife to become President with Makoni as PM
45-Gen Mujuru tells US its approach insults Zimbabwe’s “manhood”
44-Mutare bishop felt Mujuru was key to any political agreement
43-Joyce exploded to Mugabe that she was independent of Rex
42-Bennett says Tsvangirai is the MDC’s only chance
41-Were Mujuru and Gono allies or rivals?
40-Mujuru offered to take care of Tsvangirai
39-US view on the ZANU-PF succession battle
38-Zvobgo says Mugabe’s departure will trigger uncertainty, national relief
37-Were Tungamirai and Mujuru allies?
36-Mujuru told Zimplats he was running the country
35-Was Mujuru behind Murambatsvina?
34-US official says Mugabe has consistently outplayed South Africans
32-Tsvangirai was confident MDC would win 2005 elections
31-Mavhaire said Mujuru was untouchable
30-Mbeki says the Mujurus are not tribalists
29-Mujuru told Mnangagwa he would never lead ZANU-PF
27-CIO keeps Mnangagwa a step ahead of his adversaries- Wikileaks
26-Mnangagwa used state funds to finance succession campaign!
25-ZANU-PF succession scorecard
23-Makoni can only be pushed by Mujuru
22-US ambassador says Makoni is a breath of fresh air
21-Zvobgo said Mujuru, Makoni and Beta wanted Mugabe out
20-Mujuru told US ambassador Mugabe would step down after 2005 elections
19-Mugabe respected and feared Mujuru
18-Mugabe to have an unhappy exit!
17-Mujuru wanted elections to be a clean fight
16-Mujuru, Ndlovu ordered Chinotimba to stay out Bulawayo mayoral elections
14-Mnangagwa would be more ruthless than Mugabe- Wikileaks
13-ZANU-PF wins Marondera by-election
12-MDC says Mujuru is one of the men Mugabe still consults
11-Mujuru asked MDC for amnesty in return for coalition government
9-Mujuru asked Mugabe to stop purging corrupt politicians
7-Did military chiefs salute Tsvangirai or Mujuru?
4-Mujuru demanded 5 tonnes of seed maize from SeedCo
3-Mugabe claims Solomon Mujuru’s support
2-Did Mujuru back Makoni or not?
1-US was aware Chombo had two wives five years before divorce