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John Landa Nkomo

Date of Birth: 22/08/1934
Place of Birth: Tsholotsho
Died: 17/01/2013


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Surreal succession

A belated agenda will be announced by John Nkomo, Chairman of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), and the party Spokesman, Nathan Shamuyarira...

ZANU-PF's top three in Matebeleland - Dumiso Dabengwa, John Nkomo and Joseph Msika - backed her in 2004 solely to thwart Mnangagwa...

In the party hierarchy Dabengwa is junior to Chairman John Nkomo and Vice-President Msika, but is the top man in his base in Bulawayo, and in Matebeleland North and South...


Beijing's touring team

since 2004; task is to implement CPC policy of wooing ruling party leaders; in 2005 in Africa, met old President Sam Nujoma and new President Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda), President Levy Mwanawasa (Zambia), President Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe); key to negotiations with Mugabe to secure a stake in Zimbabwean mining, especially platinum; at June 2005 meeting with Mugabe and party bosses John Nkomo, Didymus Mutasa and Stan Mudenge, Tan said: 'Zimbabwe has good resources and abundant natural resources and China has an advantage for development...


Ndebele intrigue

Early this year Msika agreed with his ZAPU colleagues, national Chairman John Nkomo, and former Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa, that Nkomo should take the vice-presidency, with Dabengwa as ZANU Chairman...


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...

John Nkomo has a head start in the succession...


Brass at the top

Others said to have safari interests include Industry Minister Obert Mpofu, Environment Minister Francis Nhema and the Speaker of Parliament, John Nkomo...


Future shock

' ZANU-PF stalwart John Nkomo was elected Speaker and brought back some sobriety to the proceedings when he declared: 'This is the most difficult period in Zimbabwe's history' and underlined the need for national unity and, above all, for parliament to 'focus on the economy and development...


Matebeleland moves on

It would have to be John Nkomo or Dumiso Dabengwa - but Nkomo's rise depends on Mugabe's approval...

Mugabe prefers John Nkomo, who has lost support in his home region by growing too close to ZANU-PF...


A heartbeat away

He did nothing about Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, who stood in for Mnangagwa as the guest of honour at Tsholotsho, and challenged Mugabe's ally John Nkomo for the post of national chairman...

ZANU-PF is left with a ruling clique drawn from only two regions: Mugabe himself; Vice-Presidents Mujuru and Msika from Mashonaland; and ZANU-PF Chairman, John Nkomo, from Matebeleland...


Bye-bye, Moyo

Mujuru's nomination, backed by Mugabe, was a triumph for ZANU-PF's old guard, including Mujuru's husband, General Solomon Mujuru, and two stalwarts from the old, mainly Ndebele, ZAPU faction, Joseph Msika and John Nkomo...

That will help the ambitions of current ZANU-PF Chairman and would-be prime minister, John Nkomo, who is firmly in the old guard camp...


Gunning for Number 2

Their thinking may be more pragmatic than reverential: the longer Mugabe stays, the older grows the next generation below him - Mnangagwa, ZANU-PF Chairman John Nkomo and Defence Minister Sidney Sekeramayi and the better the chances that one of the Young Turks might come to the fore (AC Vol 45 No 21)...


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