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WikiLeaks revelations disturbing - Zanu-PF

2011-09-08 14:06

Harare - Revelations made by WikiLeaks about talks between members of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF and United States officials are "disturbing," a spokesperson for the party said on Thursday.

The whistleblower website has released US diplomatic cables showing senior Zimbabwean officials had harshly criticised President Robert Mugabe in secret discussions with US embassy officials.

The cables also contained a claim that the 87-year-old Mugabe has prostate cancer and would be dead by 2013, information allegedly conveyed to the US by one of his allies, central bank chief Gideon Gono.

"The revelations are disturbing and demoralising," said Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo. The party was studying the issue, he added.

"People should examine their own conscience and ask themselves whether they have done right or wrong, and if it is wrong, there is a way of correcting it," Gumbo told the state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

The WikiLeaks cables dumped recently contain the full names of people who spoke with US embassy officials, often under the assumption of confidentiality. In earlier releases of the cables, names of sources were generally deleted.

Comments
  • farmworker - 2011-09-08 14:16

    Does this WikiLeaks now knows Mugabe's sell by date

      Spyker May - 2011-09-08 15:10

      Not necessarily. However, a key necessity to comprehend the content of WikiLeaks, is 1st Grade English...

      sipholess - 2011-09-08 15:34

      Top-man Spyker, I have been laughing for a full five minutes, your subtle chirp has made my day. Farmworker.....you'r supposed to pull out the weeds not smoke them !!!

  • DanglyBits - 2011-09-08 14:16

    Good I think its good that the party was "studying" the issue - for which exam !

      Free_Buju - 2011-09-08 15:10

      tell me, whats the definition of studying?

  • DSJM - 2011-09-08 14:25

    Not as disturbing as ZANU-PF itself

      Nepster10 - 2011-09-08 14:42

      i agree

  • Cowgoesmoo - 2011-09-08 14:36

    Thank goodness WikiLeaks have posted something new. Now News24 have a new story!

  • Mthetwa - 2011-09-08 14:37

    Why Robert? Do you have secrets to hide?

  • scott - 2011-09-08 14:46

    "People should examine their own conscience and ask themselves whether they have done right or wrong, and if it is wrong, there is a way of correcting it," Gumbo told the state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. and if they have done right, tell them to fu$k off!!!

  • germanski - 2011-09-08 14:50

    " This dude has the cheek to say people should examine their own conscience> How long will it take old Bob to examine his own ?

      Badballie - 2011-09-09 09:32

      you gotta have one to be able to examine it.

  • chirimuhomwe - 2011-09-08 14:53

    now you know that even in Zanu PF people hate robert ..... lets see if you will prosecute your own

  • Jakes - 2011-09-08 14:54

    Weren't the cables containing uncensored names released accidentally? "The WikiLeaks cables dumped recently contain the full names of people who spoke with US embassy officials, often under the assumption of confidentiality. In earlier releases of the cables, names of sources were generally deleted."

  • Uzziel - 2011-09-08 15:00

    Why is it that when SA was under the rule of "dictators" the people cried out for intervention from the outside world, but now the outside world must just keep quiet and out of Africa's affairs? We see it in Zim, Libya, South Africa and the rest of Africa too. "Please give us money, but do not check up how we spend it. Please assist us when we are not happy with something, but do not meddle even if the rest of the world can see the wrong that takes place."

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-09-08 15:02

    The most disturbing part of this whole article is that anyone actually takes Bob seriously. He should have been given his walking ticket a long time ago!

  • Fred - 2011-09-08 15:06

    Is Gono the guy boinking Mugabes wife?

  • bill - 2011-09-08 15:37

    amazing how people are caught out, if there was transparant government and people told the truth there would be no need for wikki-leaks etc.

  • MDK - 2011-09-08 16:22

    They are "studying" the issue....ha ha ha!

  • letsee - 2011-09-08 20:17

    The party is not human or competent or honest.

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