Re: Vice Presidents of SA and Zimbabwe in secret talks over Mugabe? (REPOST)
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- Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 05:25:15 +0000
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On Mar 23, 11:29 am, n...@xxxxxxxx (Pete1) wrote:
From Channel 4 (UK).
Watch the report -- link on page:
Secret crisis talks over Mugabe leadership?
23 Mar 2007 By: Jonathan Miller
Revealed - secret talks between the vice presidents of South Africa and
Zimbabwe. Are they carving up a deal for Robert Mugabe?
Channel Four News has uncovered a secret meeting between the Zimbabwe
vice president - Joyce Mujuru, a leading contender to take over from
Robert Mugabe, and the South African vice president, Phumzile
Mlambo-Ngcuka, in Johannesburg.
It's not known if the meeting has been sanctioned by Mr Mugabe, but it
comes amid widespread speculation as to the future of his presidency.
Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jonathan Miller, was at the hotel
where the two women met. He has this exclusive report.
So who is Joyce Mujuru? Joyce Mujuru and Robert Mugabe go back a long
She joined the Zimbabwe war of liberation in the 1970s becoming one of
the first female commanders of Mugabe's forces. Infamously she is said
to have downed a helicopter with a machine gun.
As a 25 year-old Mujuru was a member of Mugabe's first
post-independence cabinet in 1980. But it wasn't until the age of 49,
just over two years ago, that she was named vice-president of the
ruling Zanu-PF party, a role she shares with Joseph Msika.
Mujuru has a powerful husband. Solomon Mujur is the former head of the
Someone important stayed in Room 301 - the presidential suite - at
Johannesburg's Westcliff Hotel last night.
We learned that a high-level delegation of Zimbabweans was in town.
Members of this delegation, whether from Zanu PF, President Robert
Mugabe's ruling party, or the South African government, proved
The Zimbabwean presence here, until now, has been unreported.
The delegation, we now know, led by Joyce Mujuru, Robert Mugabe's vice
president. She is heir apparent and married to the former head of the
army. Both have now fallen out with Mugabe.
As I went to talk to her, our camera was spotted by Zimbabwean security
and jumped on by South African police.
Mrs Mujuru would not be drawn; her security told other delegates not to
There's clearly a top secret mission here with the Zimbabwean vice
president and senior members of the Zimbabwean cabinet, they're trying
to stop us filming; but the meeting is going ahead we think they're
meeting members of the South African government.
Sure enough, round the corner, the South African Deputy President
Phumuzile Mlambo-Ngcuka arrived. Her government has been roundly
condemned for its silence over recent events in Zimbabwe. South Africa
favouring what it calls "quiet diplomacy."
We sought to talk to other delegates to find out what was on the
agenda. This, looking like rather more than a shopping trip, but as is
the way with quiet diplomacy, no noise being made about this one.
Stop your Disinfo, piece of shit!
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