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Mr Joshua Mgabuko Nyongolo Nkomo

Date of Birth: 19/06/1917
Place of Birth: Semokwe
Died: 01/07/1999


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The 'Grace plot' thickens

The last Chairman, Simon Khaya Moyo, who was an aide to the late Joshua Nkomo during Zimbabwe's liberation war, was demoted to the position of Party Secretary for Information...


Scramble for the top

Chinamasa has already announced that the banking sector will now be exempt and the new Indigenisation Minister, Francis Nhema, Joshua Nkomo’s son-in-law and a banker, is drafting new regulations sector-by-sector (AC Vol 39 No 24, First the provinces, then the presidency)...


KK cuts a dash

Zambian President Michael Sata’s choice of delegates was slightly mischievous: his white deputy, Guy Scott, and ex-President Kenneth Kaunda, who had backed Mugabe’s rival Joshua Nkomo during the liberation war...


ZANU-PF's loss

Of the few that did, the majority sympathised with the late Joshua Nkomo’s Zimbabwe African People’s Union...


Adapt or die

The guerrilla war was a model of Maoist military theory: it had not only forced the settler regime to a political settlement and brought President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF to power but also outflanked the Soviet Union which had backed Joshua Nkomo’s Zimbabwe African People’s Union...


Souvenir of Matebeleland

The personality cult around the late Joshua Nkomo continues, with commemorative press advertisements on the 1 July anniversary of his death in 1999...


Positions pending

Malfunctions in Air Zimbabwe’s ageing fleet kept him from President Kim Jong Il’s funeral in North Korea; many blamed Pyongyang’s training of the Fifth Brigade for the brutality meted out to dissidents and supporters of Joshua Nkomo in the Gukurahundi campaign...


Mugabe breaks with the region

At the ANC party, the prominent positioning of a giant poster of Mugabe’s old rival, Joshua Nkomo, as a hero of African liberation reinforced his irritation...


The kingmaker general dies at Alamein

As Commander, he ruthlessly led the Gukurahundi campaign in Matebeleland which forced Joshua Nkomo into 1987’s Unity Accord...

The state funeral was the largest since that of Joshua Nkomo, with 40,000 people present...


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