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00HARARE3771
2000-07-12 11:37:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Harare
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MUGABE TO DEPART FOR CONGO AFTERNOON OF JULY

Tags:  PGOV PREL CG ZI 
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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6576
INFO AMEMBASSY KINSHASA IMMEDIATE 
NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY LUANDA 
AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK 
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA 
AMEMBASSY KAMPALA 
AMEMBASSY KIGALI 
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 
AMEMBASSY LOME 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
						C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 003771 

SIPDIS

DEPT PLEASE PASS TO AF S/E HOWARD WOLPE

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/01/10
TAGS: PGOV PREL CG ZI
SUBJECT: MUGABE TO DEPART FOR CONGO AFTERNOON OF JULY
12

REF: (A) HARARE 3465, (B) HARARE 3760

CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR TOM MCDONALD.
REASONS: 1.5 (B) AND (D).



1. (C) DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER NICHOLAS GOCHE TOLD
AMBASSADOR JULY 12 THAT PRESIDENT MUGABE WAS PLANNING TO
DEPART FOR LUBUMBASHI THAT AFTERNOON TO MEET WITH
PRESIDENT KABILA. HE IS LIKELY TO RETURN ON JULY 13.
ACCORDING TO GOCHE, MUGABE PROBABLY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED
BY DEFENSE MINISTER MOVEN MAHACHI AND MINISTER OF STATE
FOR NATIONAL SECURITY SYDNEY SEKERAMAYI. GOCHE SAID
THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY OTHER
GOVERNMENTS WOULD BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.



2. (C) THE AMBASSADOR ASKED WHETHER MUGABE PLANNED TO
PRESS PRESIDENT KABILA TO ACCEPT SIR KETUMILE MASIRE AS
NATIONAL DIALOGUE FACILITATOR. HE NOTED THAT MUGABE AND
NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT SAM NUJOMA HAD APPARENTLY MADE A
STRONG PITCH TO KABILA IN SUPPORT OF MASIRE AT THE JUNE
25 MINI-SUMMIT IN HARARE (REF A). THE AMBASSADOR
POINTED OUT THAT REMOVING MASIRE AND APPOINTING ANOTHER
FACILITATOR WOULD SET THE PROCESS BACK BY MONTHS. GOCHE
REPLIED THAT HE HAD NO INFORMATION ON MUGABE'S AGENDA
FOR THE MEETING, ALTHOUGH "OBVIOUSLY THE MASIRE ISSUE
WILL COME UP." HOWEVER, HE AGREED THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT
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FOR THE PARTIES TO SET ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES RATHER
THAN STARTING OVER WITH A NEW FACILITATOR.

MCDONALD

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