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Vol 48 No 17

Published 24th August 2007


Neighbours undercover

Zimbabwe's highly effective Central Intelligence Organisation worked to ensure the Lusaka discussions on Zimbabwe went its way. Four days before the 16-17 August Southern African Development Community summit, the CIO circulated what it claimed was a confidential report from South African President Thabo Mbeki's office blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on British policy and on sanctions. Despite denials from Mbeki's office, the document dominated pre-summit headlines.

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