Engelbert Rugeje

Engelbert Rugeje

Major General Engelbert Rugeje is the Chief of Staff of the Zimbabwe National Army. Rugeje, ZNA spokesman Ben Ncube, and Air Vice-Marshal Elson Moyo were arrested on June 7 2007 along with almost 400 soldiers for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Mugabe administration. Rugeje is being called the "brains" of the attempted coup d'état. [http://www.ocnus.net/artman2/publish/Africa_8/Coup_Attempt_Nipped_in_Bud.shtml Coup attempt nipped in bud] Ocnus.Net] [http://www.thezimbabwetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=988&Itemid=44 Two more senior army officers arrested] The Zimbabwe Times] [http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm646.shtml Tightening the noose around China's bloggers; World Bank criticizes Chinese lending practices] Chief Reform Monitor]

On October 24, 2006 he praised cooperation between the military of Zimbabwe and the Chinese People's Liberation Army. [http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm646.shtml Tightening the noose around China's bloggers; World Bank criticizes Chinese lending practices] American Foreign Policy Council]

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