The Stan Mudenge Wikileaks cables


A former civil servant and diplomat Stan Mudenge was Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister for 10 years before being demoted to Higher Education. He was a powerful negotiator but was always viewed a political lightweight overshadowed by Simon Muzenda, Eddison Zvobgo and Emmerson Mnangagwa. There are 22 Wikileaks cables on him. Here they are.

22-Vote rigging in ZANU-PF party elections?

21-Mnangagwa associates interested in Save Conservancy

20-Mugabe, Tsvangirai reward loyalty for cabinet picks

19-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

18-Lock-step loyalty key for appointment by Mugabe

17-MDC candidates face citizenship queries

16-Mudenge forced to surrender farm

15-ZANU-PF went for Jonathan Moyo and Mudenge

14-Mudenge said UN system could collapse in Zimbabwe

13-Doing business with DRC

12-ZANU-PF succession scorecard

11-MDC and ZANU-PF were working together in Zvobgo’s Masvingo

10-Mugabe succession elusive

9-Mudenge rapped West for supporting MDC lawlessness

8-Mugabe rewards loyalty not competence

7-Herald claims smart sanctions have failed

6-EU bullying tactics going too far

5-Nigerian diplomat said Mugabe was brutally repressive

4-Mugabe said West should pay Zimbabwe for intervening in DRC

3-Mudenge said Mugabe will go, but don’t push

2-African peacekeeping force for DRC

1-Heads discuss exit from DRC


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