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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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Pius and power

Harare's Financial Gazette recounted last month how Joshua Nkomo's family had invited Ncube to officiate at the late Vice-President's memorial mass in 2000...


Who's next?

He also participated in Mugabe's political manoeuvres to neutralise and ultimately cajole Joshua Nkomo and his Zimbabwe African Patriotic Union into a political merger to form ZANU-PF in 1987, spelling the death of ZAPU...

He is heir to his first cousin, Joshua Nkomo; when the veteran Ndebele leader died in 1999, John inherited the leadership of what remained of ZAPU...

The 15 per cent Ndebele minority, formerly loyal to Joshua Nkomo's ZAPU, turned to the MDC after ZAPU was swallowed by Mugabe's ZANU, still unforgiven for the Matebele massacres...


Succession for sale

  Tribunes and proconsuls Masiyiwa was close to Mugabe's late rival, Vice-President Joshua Nkomo, who granted him a mobile phone licence; the decision was countermanded by Joyce Mujuru, a junior minister married to the former army chief, retired General Solomon Mujuru (aka Rex Nhongho), who fancies himself a kingmaker (though Econet eventually won its licence)...


Will the real Thabo Mbeki stand up?

The MDC thinks the ANC too friendly to ZANU and recalls that Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union formed a 'unity accord' with ZANU and was swallowed up...


Multi-party Mugabe

The new Environment Minister, Francis Nhema, is the late Joshua Nkomo's son-in-law...


ZANU-PF's Pyrrhic victory

Former Home Affairs Minister, Dumiso Dabengwa, who lost his seat in Matebeleland, said the election result spells the end of the 1987 Unity pact agreed between ZANU-PF and the late Joshua Nkomo 's Zimbabwe African People 's Union (which dominated Matebeleland immediately after Independence)...


Comrade Mugabe's last stand

During the clampdown on its one-time rival, the late Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union, in 1982-83, North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade troops killed more than 2,000 civilians in the ZAPU stronghold of Matebeleland...


Who's next?

Mnangagwa's problem is that he and Shiri were closely linked in the Matebeleland affair: Mnangagwa ran the Central Intelligence Organisation's operations against Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union, while Shiri and Five ran the military side...


They're off - or not

Joseph Msika (77) moved up from National Chairman to Co-Vice-President, replacing the late Joshua Nkomo...


Chinja maitiro!

Based in Matebeleland and led by people under 35, ZAPU 2000 is gaining support among disillusioned former members of ZAPU, the party once led by the late Joshua Nkomo (AC Vol 40 No 14)...


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