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Cablegate: Media Reaction Paper Rebuts "Herald" Story; Harare

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION PAPER REBUTS "HERALD" STORY; HARARE

1. The August 29 edition of the independent weekly the
"Zimbabwe Independent" carried an article rebutting
a front-page article in the August 28 edition of the
government-controlled daily "The Herald" that
deliberately mis-reported and quoted out of context
a most recent United States Institute of Peace
report on the political situation in Zimbabwe.
Under headline "U. S. Institute urges sustained
pressure" the newspaper carried the following
article by Dumisani Muleya on page 2:

2. "A negotiated political settlement between ZANU PF and
the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) offers
Zimbabwe the most credible chance for a resolution of the
current crisis, U. S. research institute has said. But it
urged the international community to maintain pressure on
Harare. . .It said the balance of political forces at the
moment made the environment for crisis talks ideal.
Although ZANU PF is still in control through the use of
force, it is not able to rescue the country from the crisis
on its own. As for the MDC, it has widespread support of
the people but has no capacity to impose itself on power. .
.The report noted that President Robert Mugabe was a
hindrance to change. `There is a growing consensus that
Mugabe is the stumbling block to constructive dialogue,
although increased calls for his resignation may have the
unintended effect of strengthening his resolve to stay in
power,' it said. . . ."

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