John Nkomo

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2013
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Opinion by Pauline Henson While Zimbabweans in the UK diaspora were shivering in the snow, their families and friends at home were being pelted with non-stop rain. Robert Mugabe and the late Libyan president Colonel Muammar Gaddafi At Vice-President John Nkomo’s funeral at Heroes Acre in Harare, a hu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 17th, 2013
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Zimbabwean Vice-President John Nkomo died on Thursday after treatment for cancer in South Africa, President Robert Mugabe said, removing a potential successor to the ageing leader who has his own health problems. Nkomo, 78, was nominated for the joint number two position alongside Joice Mujuru two ye...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 8th, 2012
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By Nkosana Dlamini Harare Zimbabwe could now have earned itself this not so impressive distinction of being a country that has witnessed the death of three sitting Vice Presidents in a single decade. Then Vice Presidents Joshua Nkomo died in 1999 at the age of 82, Simon Muzenda died in 2003 at 81 and...
By benim
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Nov 3rd, 2011
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Harare – The Zimbabwean government and Unicef on Thursday launched an $85m fund to buy textbooks for secondary schools in an effort to revive the education sector after years of inadequate funding. The donation will pay for seven million textbooks, and follows a similar project last year in whi...
By benim
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Sep 8th, 2011
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WIKILEAKS cables reveal that in 2006 some church leaders intended to court Zanu-PF to participate in activities that would lead to regime change. The Mutare “bishops troika” comprising Trevor Manhanga (Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe) Patrick Mutume (Catholic Church) and Sebastian Baka...
By benim
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Aug 13th, 2011
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It’s a well known fact that our “beloved” president Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF chums have a deposition for travel – holidays, shopping trips and now in desperation for Robert, health reasons. It comes as no surprise that in six months, Robert has racked up an astounding bill of US$20.6 million for...
By benim
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May 29th, 2011
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Speculation about his health is greater than ever and new names are emerging as supposed front-runners in the race to succeed him, but Robert Mugabe is in no hurry to leave. The latest politician to be touted as Zimbabwe’s heir apparent is Security Minister Sidney Sekeramayi (67), a member of C...
By benim
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May 24th, 2011
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flew to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday for an extraordinary summit of the African Union focused on the Libyan crisis. He was expected to take the opportunity to do some damage control with South Africa following tensions over that country’s role in pressing for r...