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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 hard act to follow

Joshua Nkomo's favourite seems to have been Simon Khaya Moyo (54), his former personal assistant whom he helped into politics and into the cabinet...

Pressure groups are sprouting and a new political party, ZAPU 2000, uses both the name and the symbol, a charging bull, of Joshua Nkomo's old ZAPU...


Where's the door?

The other Vice-President, Joshua Nkomo, is seriously ill; whoever replaces him will need a following in Matebeleland, where three local parties are calling for redress for atrocities committed by government troops in the 1980s...

This latter is the group that grabbed a potential vote-winner by borrowing the name of Joshua Nkomo's former Zimbabwe African People's Union (now merged with ZANU)...

If the League's current chairperson, Thenjiwe Lesabe, quits, potential successors include Sithembiso Nyoni, Joshua Nkomo's special assistant, and Tsitsi Muzenda, Simon Muzenda's daughter...


Morgan's third way

Trade unions were central to Zimbabwe’s nationalist movement; many veterans of the anti-colonial struggle such as Joshua Nkomo, Jason Ziyapapa Moyo and Kenneth Manyonda entered politics via the unions...


Fighting rebels at home and abroad

Vice-President Joshua Nkomo may stand down, opening up the contest for leadership of the Ndebele...

Nobody is clear how much say Joshua Nkomo has in picking his successor and his exit could prompt far reaching shifts, as he personally negotiated with Mugabe the unity accord that brought his Zimbabwe African People’s Union into alliance with ZANU...


First the provinces, then the presidency

An interesting newcomer is banker Francis Nhema, Joshua Nkomo’s son-in-law; he won strong support to secure a deputy secretaryship in the provincial party...


Questions of succession

Zimbabwe has two vice-presidents, Joshua Nkomo and Simon Muzenda, but people may have forgotten that Nkomo still exists...

Matabeleland manoeuvres Joshua Nkomo’s most likely successor, and a challenger for his leadership, used to be John Nkomo, who holds the powerful position of Minister for Local Government and National Housing...

Joshua Nkomo’s personal choice, most people believe, is Mines and Environment Minister Simon Khaya Moyo...


Counting allies

The two Vice-Presidents, Joshua Nkomo (Ndebele, aged 81) and Simon Muzenda (Karanga, 76) are out of the running because of their age but have fat pensions to look forward to...

Zvobgo strengthened his ties with the ailing Joshua Nkomo by apologising for the Matabeleland massacres of the 1980s - a real grievance for many Ndebele, since dependents of victims were not compensated and some are still trying to get death certificates for spouses or relatives who disappeared, and therefore benefits...

In Matebeleland, the leading politician is Dumiso Dabengwa (59), who overshadows both John Nkomo and Simon Khaya Moyo, Joshua Nkomo’s favourite...

The old guard of Joshua Nkomo’s former Zimbabwe African People’s Union is criticised by young people, mostly university students, in an organisation called Imbovane yamahlabezulu - a name derived from one of King Lobengula’s impis and meaning ‘crack regiment of the people’...


Union is strength

This turned him into something of a national hero, as Mugabe’s ZANU- PF party had just swallowed the remains of Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU and was aspiring to run a one-party state...


Wrong number

She had the clout to override the instructions of Vice-President Joshua Nkomo that Econet should get the licence...


Who is Hunzvi?

Although a rising star in the ZANU-dominated ZANU-PF, Hunzvi's political roots are with Joshua Nkomo' s Zimbabwe African People' s Union (ZAPU)...

He was detained at Gona Kudzingwa, after demonstrating against British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, where he met the disciples of ZAPU luminaries such as Joshua Nkomo, Joseph Msika and the late Lazarus Nkala...


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