The demand came through Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer, who Mugabe called a prostitute in May 2008.
However, then SA President Kgalema Motlanthe expressed confidence that the crisis was about to end.
“Motlanthe expressed the view that the quick formation of a unity government, with Mugabe remaining president, was the most efficient way forward. He was not convinced that Mugabe had discredited himself as a partner in negotiations,” the cable said.
MDC secretary General Tendai Biti in a meeting with Frazer described Motlanthe as too enthusiastic. “He described South African President Motlanthe’s eagerness to seal the deal and inaugurate Tsvangirai as Prime Minister to “performing a heart transplant on a dead person.”
Biti also said the military was disintegrating into corporate factions for the control of resources.Post published in: News