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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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A hard act to follow

John Nkomo, 65 (and no relation to Joshua) was once thought of as Mugabe's favourite, which did him no good with his own people...


Where's the door?

Nkomo's replacement is expected to be Dumiso Dabengwa, who has greater political clout than John Nkomo (unrelated to Joshua), whom Mugabe had preferred...


Fighting rebels at home and abroad

At present, the race is dominated by Local Government Minister John Nkomo (no relation) and Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa...


Questions of succession

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...

' He adds that Msika, Nkomo’s titular successor, might make room for a ‘true-bred Ndebele’ such as Dabengwa or John Nkomo but not for a woman of junior rank...


Counting allies

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


Forgotten fighters

Claims by Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa and Local Government Minister John Nkomo that Hunzvi is not an ex-combatant look like a crude attempt to halt his political rise...


Who is Hunzvi?

He returned to Lusaka in 1977 as Director of Administration under John Nkomo, now Minister of Local Government and among the ZANU- PF hierarchy who claim that Hunzvi himself is not an ex-combatant...


Strikes and successions

Frontrunners to succeed Nkomo include ZANU-PF National Chairman Joseph Msika, Minister of Local Government John Nkomo, Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa, Energy Minister Simon Moyo...

Sons of the Matabeleland soil such as John Nkomo, Dabengwa and Mabhena will play it carefully in the Nkomo succession; they want to maximise grassroots support from Matabeleland but will also win votes outside their regional bailiwick under the laborious voting procedures likely to be set in motion after Nkomo retires...

Certainly, neither Dabengwa nor John Nkomo, with long records in central government, can play the regional card very convincingly...


Shuffling

According to the Financial Gazette (which had inaccurately forecast the shape of the reshuffle), Nkomo favoured as his successor Transport Minister Simon Moyo (50) over his old Matabeleland colleagues Dumiso Dabengwa (56, now at Home Affairs) or John Landa Nkomo (61, at Local Government)...


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