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Cablegate: Media Reaction Death of Savimbi; Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

060845Z Mar 02


UNCLASSIFIED PTO4667

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
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AMEMBASSY LUANDA
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA
AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK
AMEMBASSY GABORONE
AMEMBASSY LILONGWE
AMEMBASSY LONDON

UNCLAS HARARE 000581

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AF/PD FOR COX AND ROBERTSON, AF/S FOR KRAFT AND
SCHLACHTER, AF/RA FOR SWANN, INR/R/MR, NSC FOR JENDAYI
FRAZER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION DEATH OF SAVIMBI; HARARE


1. UNDER HEADLINE "SAVIMBI'S DEATH: A CHANCE FOR
PEACE IN ANGOLA," THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY "THE ZIMBABWE
MIRROR" DEDICATED ITS MARCH 1 EDITORIAL TO URGING THE
GOVERNMENT OF ANGOLA TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEATH OF
UNITA LEADER JONAS SAVIMBI BY PUSHING FOR PEACE.
EXCERPTS:

2. ". . .THE DEMISE OF SAVIMBI OFFERS THE PEOPLE OF
ANGOLA A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR PEACE. IT IS AN
OPPORTUNITY THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT DOS SANTOS
MUST SEIZE WITHOUT ANY DELAY. THE INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNITY, SOUTHERN AFRICA IN PARTICULAR, CAN
CONTRIBUTE IN EFFORTS FOR A LASTING PEACE, BUT IT WILL
BE UP TO THE ANGOLANS THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT PEACE
REMAINS FOREVER. TO THAT END, PRESIDENT DOS SANTOS
WILL HAVE TO SHOW MAGNANIMITY TO THOSE OF HIS SURVIVING
FOES. HE HAS ALREADY MADE STATEMENTS TO THAT EFFECT
DURING HIS VISITS TO LISBON AND WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.
DEEDS MUST FOLLOW HIS WORDS. . . ."

SULLIVAN

UNCLASSIFIED

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