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Cablegate: Government Media Criticize Archbishop Ncube Fo

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280506Z May 03

UNCLAS HARARE 001031

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPAO KMDR ZI
SUBJECT: GOVERNMENT MEDIA CRITICIZE ARCHBISHOP NCUBE FO
MEETING WITH SECRETARY POWELL


1. Under headline "Pius Ncube must make his
intentions clear" the government-controlled daily
"Chronicle's" May 22 editorial was critical of Bulawayo
Archbishop Pius Ncube for having met with Secretary of
State Colin Powell during a recent visit to Washington.
Excerpts follow.

2. ". . .Instead of us being told that the Archbishop
was welcomed by and held talks with fellow Catholics in
the U.S., we are told that he met General Colin Powell,
the U.S. Secretary of State and a host of secret
agents. General Powell is a military man who got his
ego inflated to unimaginable proportions following his
escapades in Iraq. . . Since Gen. Powell insinuated
that they (Powell and Ncube) seemed to agree on the
main issues, seeing that his (Ncube's) stance was
`principled,' this would seem to point to a consensus
over the removal of the government of Zimbabwe that was
elected in 2002. Some American Kainsteiner has made it
no secret that the U.S. seeks to remove the
democratically elected government of Zimbabwe. It
becomes cause for concern if men of the cloth start
giving political speeches from the pulpit. . . ."

SULLIVAN

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