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Zimbabwe

Mr Joshua Mgabuko Nyongolo Nkomo

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


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Moving statues

The controversial statue honouring Joshua Nkomo on Main Street in Bulawayo could not wait to be officially unveiled by President Robert Mugabe (AC Vol 51 No 16)...

Bulawayo City Council, run by the Movement for Democratic Change, deplored the waste of public funds but is to press ahead with the renaming of Main Street as Joshua Nkomo Street (elsewhere, renamed Main Streets usually end up as Robert Mugabe Streets)...


Ghostly presences

It is over six metres high and is believed to cover a massive statue and plinth honouring Joshua Nkomo, the Ndebele leader who hoped to become President at Independence...

Secondly, he styles the party as a continuation of Joshua Nkomo’s old PF-ZAPU, whose original party constitution had to be formally amended...

By contrast, Simon Khaya Moyo shows an astute political intelligence, after an apprenticeship as a young political secretary to Joshua Nkomo and, more recently, service as a highly effective ambassador to South Africa...


Bullfighting

In the MDC campaign to butter up Matebeleland, Harare Council had allocated a prime site and started the plinth for a statue for Joshua Nkomo (Baba Zimbabwe)...


Restless spirits

Sibangilizwe Nkomo, the sole surviving son of Joshua Nkomo (1917-99), is campaigning to exhume his father's remains from the 'foreign' soil of Heroes' Acre in Harare and transfer them to the Matopos Hills near Bulawayo, sacred to the Ndebele people...

They believe Mugabe dealt the Ndebele and Joshua Nkomo ('Father Zimbabwe') a rough hand after Independence in 1980 and that the 1987 Unity Accord merging ZANU and the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) failed to deliver...


Faint heart never beat stout lady in the ruling party

When Mugabe threw Joshua Nkomo out of government in 1982, John Nkomo clung to the wreckage and ministerial office for another 18 months...

Khaya Moyo is a backroom operator who first emerged as Joshua Nkomo's Political Secretary...


Matebeleland fallout

He was once Chief of Staff of the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army, the armed wing of Joshua Nkomo's ZAPU-PF...


After Msika - a new pecking order

The most senior person in the former Zimbabwe African People's Union was Welshman Mabhena who, as its General Secretary, was the party's number three just before it was swallowed up by Mugabe's organisation in 1988; the two above him were the late Joshua Nkomo and Msika...


A new federation

The political struggle against a propertied white minority ended with Independence in 1979 but still forms the world view of its leader, as does extreme distrust of Britain, though it had preferred Mugabe to his rival Joshua Nkomo as leader...


The MDC line-up

Gorden Moyo, former Director of a non-governmental organisation, Bulawayo Agenda, also represents Matebeleland, especially the young Ndebele academics who talk of reviving the late Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union...


Go East, old man

Dating back to Beijing’s support for Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union against the rival claims of Joshua Nkomo’s Zimbabwe African People’s Union (backed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s-70s), the Zimbabwe President has nurtured ties with China to flatter the Asian giant into investing in his country...


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