wikileaks ico  Home papers ico  Cables mirror and Afghan War Diary privacy policy Privacy
Identifier
Created
Classification
Origin
00HARARE4083
2000-07-25 13:51:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Harare
Cable title:  

ZIMBABWEAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS POLITICAL

Tags:  PREL MOPS ZI CG 
pdf how-to read a cable
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

251351Z Jul 00

 

                           CONFIDENTIAL     PTO9117

PAGE 01        HARARE  04083  251348Z 
ACTION AF-00    

INFO  LOG-00   NP-00    ACQ-00   CIAE-00  SMEC-00  DODE-00  DOEE-00  
      DOTE-00  SRPP-00  DS-00    EB-00    EUR-00   FAAE-00  VC-00    
      H-01     TEDE-00  INR-00   IO-00    LAB-01   L-00     VCE-00   
      AC-01    NRRC-00  NSAE-00  OMB-01   PA-00    PM-00    PRS-00   
      ACE-00   P-00     SP-00    SSO-00   SS-00    TRSE-00  T-00     
      USIE-00  PMB-00   DSCC-00  PRM-01   DRL-02   G-00     NFAT-00  
      SAS-00   SWCI-00    /007W
                  ------------------722633  251348Z /38    
FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6684
INFO NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY GABORONE 
AMEMBASSY KAMPALA 
AMEMBASSY KIGALI 
AMEMBASSY KINSHASA 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY LUANDA 
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA 
AMEMBASSY NAIROBI 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 
AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK
						C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 004083 

SIPDIS

NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH
CONFIDENTIAL

PAGE 02 HARARE 04083 251348Z

LONDON FOR PFLAUMER

PARIS FOR BISA WILLIAMS

NAIROBI PLEASE PASS TO S/E HOWARD WOLPE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/25/2010
TAGS: PREL MOPS ZI CG
SUBJECT: ZIMBABWEAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS POLITICAL
COMMITTEE TO MEET IN LUSAKA ON JULY 28

REF: LUSAKA 3300

CLASSIFIED BY CHARGE D'AFFAIRES EARL M. IRVING FOR
REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D).



1. (C) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS UNDER SECRETARY FOR
AFRICA DAVID HAMADZIRIPI TOLD CHARGE JULY 25 THAT THE
POLITICAL COMMITTEE WILL MEET IN LUSAKA ON JULY 28
(REFTEL), AND THAT HE AND HIS MINISTER PLANNED TO
ATTEND. AFTER INQUIRING ABOUT KABILA'S RECENT THREAT TO
PULL THE PLUG ON MONUC, THE ZIMBABWEAN DIPLOMAT
COMPLAINED THAT THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE SEEMED TO BE
DISCUSSING THE SAME ISSUE OVER AND OVER AGAIN.



2. (C) WHEN CHARGE TOLD HAMADZIRIPI THAT THERE WAS AN
EFFORT UNDER WAY TO GET THE OAU MORE INVOLVED IN THE
CONGO PEACE PROCESS, THE LATTER REMARKED THAT HE HOPED
THE CONTINENTAL BODY WOULD SEND A MORE SENIOR PERSON TO
THE LUSAKA MEETING. TO DATE THEY HAVE BEEN SENDING ONLY
CONFIDENTIAL

PAGE 03 HARARE 04083 251348Z
"VERY JUNIOR OFFICERS," WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO MAKE ANY
PROGRESS VIS A VIS THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE JOINT
MILITARY COMMISSION (JMC). JMC CHAIRMAN LALLALI HAD NOT
BEEN IN LUSAKA SINCE FEBRUARY AND ZAMBIAN BRIGADIER
KAZEMBE WAS UNABLE TO SHOULDER THE ENTIRE BURDEN OF
RUNNING THE COMMITTEE HIMSELF, AS HE HAD DUTIES TO
ATTEND WITH THE ZAMBIAN ARMY. THE ZIMBABWEANS DO NOT
SEE HOW THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE CAN ACHIEVE MUCH WITH A
PART-TIME JMC IN PLACE, HAMADZIRIPI CONCLUDED.

IRVING

CONFIDENTIAL

>