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Vol 42 No 12

Published 15th June 2001


The military-financial complex

Zimbabwe's soldiers will not soon pull out of Congo-Kinshasa. Their commanders are committed to President Robert Mugabe's government through a web of business ventures there. The links run between the Zimbabwe Defence Force, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front party and selected private businesses. The key players are the ZDF Commander, Lieutenant General Vitalis Zvinavashe, and Parliamentary Speaker Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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