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Vol 52 No 19

Published 23rd September 2011


Zimbabwe

US sources run for cover

The unredacted WikiLeaks release of US cables from Harare exposes senior politicians and soldiers to witch-hunts

The Zimbabwean media gave blanket coverage to the WikiLeaks cables from the United States Embassy in Harare, released last month. Nearly 3,000 dispatches cover the last decade and Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front chief spin doctor Jonathan Moyo claims to have spent sleepless nights reading them. Fear spread that ZANU-PF would seek to punish any who spoke to the US diplomats, even though Moyo himself was one of them (AC Vol 52 No 18).

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