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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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A three-legged race

Historically, ZANU-PF has been willing to give the Home Affairs Ministry to opposition politicians – the Zimbabwe African People’s Union’s Joshua Nkomo and Dumiso Dabengwa previously held the post – as long as ZANU-PF keeps a grip on the military intelligence system...


Keep an eye on Mnangagwa

Sibanda is the only former officer of the late Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Revolutionary Army in the JOC; the others are all from Mugabe's former Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army...


The khaki election

Joseph Msika, who is even older than Mugabe, wants to retire (a precedent Mugabe was reluctant to concede to either Joshua Nkomo or Simon Muzenda, who both died in harness)...

As the government’s leading Ndebele, he cannot risk again ending up on the wrong side now that former Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa, Joshua Nkomo’s military chief, has endorsed Tsvangarai...


Jumping ship

They said this implied that an Ndebele could not lead a national party, although their hero Joshua Nkomo led one national party or another from 1959 to 1987 and is still honoured as 'Father Zimbabwe'...


This time I'm going. No, really

'Veterans' have won every Bulawayo provincial election since the former leader of the Zimbabwe African People's Union, Joshua Nkomo, died in 1999...


He keeps on winning

The veterans were led by Comrade Jabulani Sibanda, once a trusted lieutenant of the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo and now hated by officials of Nkomo's former Zimbabwe African People's Union party because, as Chairman of Bulawayo Province, heartland of the Ndebele people, he nominated Mugabe for the 2002 presidential election...


Surreal succession

Mujuru is unlikely to get votes from Matebeleland, because she is thought to have snubbed the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo just before he died...

Dabengwa, a former leader in Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African Political Union (ZAPU) argues that the next president should be drawn from the defunct party, as agreed in 1986 when it merged with ZANU-PF...

Dabengwa accuses Mnangagwa, as Security Minister and CIO Director, of having led the brutal campaign against Joshua Nkomo's supporters...


The Spill Blood succession

There is a keen battle for the vice-presidential slot, especially between the rival Matebeleland leaders, Dumiso Dabengwa and John Nkomo, protégés of the late Joshua Nkomo, who now follow Mugabe...


Gunning for Number 2

' More controversially, Mnangagwa blamed the ZAPU leadership, dominated at the time by Ndebele hero Joshua Nkomo, for the crisis: '...


Marching to Masvingo

Current crises have exacerbated tensions among the Chishona-speaking groups and with the Ndebele-speaking groups, which formed the unified ZANU-PF in 1987 when the leader of the Zimbabwe African People's Union, Joshua Nkomo, signed a unity pact with Mugabe...


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