The Thokozani Khupe Wikileaks cables


Thokozani Khupe was virtually unknown outside the trade union movement until the formation of the Movement for Democratic Change in 1999. A year later she was elected Member of Parliament for Makokoba in Bulawayo. She benefitted from the split of the MDC is 2005 and was catapulted to vice-President at the 2006 special congress, and three years later she was appointed the country’s Deputy Prime Minister. There are 24 cables on her. Here they are.

24Ex-journalist writes speeches for Khupe!

23-Khupe fails to help farmer

22-Mugabe and Tsvangirai in a quandary over GPA

21-Zuma to be tougher on Mugabe than Mbeki says Mantashe

20-Khupe tells business to get out of the hyperinflationary mindset

19-Khupe lambastes ZANU-PF for disrespecting MDC

18-Khupe overshadowed by Mutambara

17-Timba wanted ministry to be disbanded in six months

16-Khupe told US ambassador Mugabe was crazy

15-Mugabe outmanoeuvred MDC to increase size of cabinet

14-Biti says ZANU-PF refusing to give in on ministries

13-Lawyer says Tsvangirai signed GPA without MDC national council approval

12-MDC advisors preferred a Transitional Authority not GNU

11-Tsvangirai said Mbeki, Mugabe and Mutambara ganged up against him

10-Khupe described the 2008 elections as a “slow moving coup”

9-Khupe brings laughter to the house

8-Female legislators unite

7-Khupe said security forces would turn a blind eye to mass demonstrations

6-Khupe pips Mthombeni to become MDC VP

5-Was Masiyiwa offered MDC presidency?

4-Khupe predicted that MDC split would be end of Ncube and Sibanda

3-Bulawayo mayor says MDC would win 70 seats “if it fails completely”

2-MDC MPs admit support for party is more of opposition to ZANU-PF

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


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