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Cablegate: Indpendent Daily Predicts Ruling Party Annual

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

UNCLAS HARARE 002706

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/PD, AF/S, AF/RA, AF/PDPA
NSC FOR JENDAYI FRAZER
LONDON FOR GURNEY
PARIS FOR NEARY
NAIROBI FOR PFLAUMER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM ZI
SUBJECT: INDPENDENT DAILY PREDICTS RULING PARTY ANNUAL
MEETING WILL BLAME U.S. AND UK FOR ZIMBABWE'S WOES


l.Under headline "U.S., Britain will predictably
dominate ZANU PF conference" the independent daily
"The Daily News" dedicated its November 23
editorial to declaring that the United States and
Britain could "come under fire because of their
talk of 'regime change' at the ZANU PF congress to
be held in Chinhoyi next month. Excerpts.

2.". . .The outcome of the Chinhoyi conference is
almost predictable. Britain and the United States
of America will dominate the deliberations. The
United Kingdom and the U.S. will come under fire
because of their talk of 'regime change.' There
are sufficient indicators of what the conference
focus will be. the stand-off with the Americans
over the shooting of Richard Gilman, a U.S.
national, and the assault of U.S. Embassy
officials by war veterans, as well as the
allegations of a secret document by British
intelligence, working with the opposition. . . ."

SULLIVAN

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