Nkomo in 1978
|Vice-President of Zimbabwe|
|Vice President||Simon Muzenda|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Msika|
|Minister of Home Affairs|
|Prime Minister||Robert Mugabe|
|Born||19 June 1917|
|Died||1 July 1999 (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||Tjolotjo Government Industrial School, Adams College, Jan Hofmeyer School of Social Workers|
|Profession||Politician, guerrilla leader, trade unionist, businessman|
Nkomo was jailed for ten years by Rhodesia's white minority government. After his release, ZAPU contributed to the fall of that government. Then they fought with a rival group led by Robert Mugabe. Mugabe became President of Zimbabwe. Nkomo was not trusted and eventually fled the country.
Honors[change | change source]
On 27 June 2000, a set of four postage stamps were issued with Nkomo's image.
References[change | change source]
- Jessup, John E. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945–1996. P. 533.
- Hill, Geoff. The Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown, 2003. Page 52.
- McNeil, Jr., Donald G. (2 July 1999). "Joshua Nkomo of Zimbabwe Is Dead at 62". New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Joshua Nkomo with Nicholas Harman, Nkomo: The Story of My Life (autobiography), 1984; ISBN 0-413-54500-8,ISBN 978-0-413-54500-8.
- The Zimbabwe African People's Union 1961–1987: A Political History of Insurgency in Southern Rhodesia.
- Terence O. Ranger, ‘"Nkomo, Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo (1917–1999)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. accessed 18 June 2006