Articles tagged 'joshua nkomo'

Joshua Nkomo's hospital fails to open again 1 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Ekusileni Hospital in Bulawayo which was scheduled to open its doors today will not be functional any time soon as a team from the Health and Child Care ministry is yet to be sent to India to verify the existence of the project investor, Shadar Group of Hospitals. The chairperson of...
Unity Day loses its significance 23 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans observed the Unity Day holiday yesterday which went quietly unlike previous years when dozens of musicians celebrated this historical day with music and dance for the whole night. The musical performances which were free of charge used to rotate in all provinces and the sh...
Opening of Joshua Nkomo hospital doubtful 4 December 2018 HARARE - The late vice president Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo's family claims that it had found a potential investor for the Ekusileni hospital project but the taskforce managing the project turned down the offer. The visionary leader's son Sibangilizwe Nkomo told Daily News yesterday that they had se...
Joshua Nkomo legacy hospital is still to open 26 November 2018 HARARE - Some of the wishes of the late vice president Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo are finding no takers as witnessed by the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo which has been lying idle for the past 17 years. It had been reported ad-infinitum that the hospital “will open soon” but it is now almost ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED in fresh Zapu properties headache 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zapu in conjunction with its former military wing Zipra has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the return of properties that were confiscated by the State soon before the onset of Gukurahundi in the early 1980s. In a letter gleaned by the Southern News dated November 29 an...
CSO plans Gukurahundi demo at UK embassy 15 January 2018 HARARE - A local civil rights group has announced plans to stage a demonstration in the United Kingdom on February 10, to ratchet up pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to address the emotive Gukurahundi massacres. The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (189...
'Nkomo refused presidential offer' 14 January 2018 BULAWAYO - The late vice president Joshua Nkomo turned down an offer to become the country's president in a coalition government formed after the 1980 elections, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa claims. Instead, the veteran nationalist opted for a ministerial post, only to be fired two years lat...
'Nkomo, Mnangagwa share a lot in common' 3 January 2018 BULAWAYO - The Joshua Nkomo Foundation (JNF) has expressed its willingness to work with the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom it equates to the revered Father Zimbabwe. JNF director Jabulani Hadebe yesterday drew parallels between Nkomo and Mnangagwa, saying there were both forced into exi...
Dabengwa pokes old wounds 23 October 2017 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (Zipra) intelligence supremo Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that he was dragged to be part of the Unity Accord by the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo. Dabengwa said Nkomo and the Zapu leadership demanded that he participated in t...
Tsvangirai, Mphoko in settlement talks 4 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks to settle a defamation lawsuit against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who alleged the former prime minister was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind the Gukurahundi atrocities. ...
Father Zimbabwe the gentle giant 1 July 2017 HARARE - After independence in 1980, Zimbabwe woke up to one curious and catastrophic event commonly referred to as Gukurahundi which according President Robert Mugabe was a “moment of madness”. This was after security agents allegedly discovered arms caches at farms owned by Joshua Nkomo's Za...
Nkomo left revolutionary impression on history 26 June 2017 HARARE - The son of a wealthy preacher and a cattle rancher, Joshua Nkomo, turned his back on a life of privilege to lead a left-wing revolution in Rhodesia that endured for decades and was shaped by his political cunning and keen sense of destiny. Nkomo, who died of cancer on July 1, 1999 at ...
Grace praises Joshua Nkomo 4 December 2015 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe was yesterday effusive in her praise of the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo on account of his outstanding service to the country both before and after Zimbabwe's independence. The wringing endorsement of “Father Zimbabwe”, as Nkomo was fondly referred to, came...
'Tongogara wanted Nkomo to lead Zim' 2 December 2015 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa has suggested that liberation war hero Josiah Tongogara, would have pushed for the late “Father Zimbabwe”, Joshua Nkomo, to become Zimbabwe's leader when the country gained its independence from Britain in April 1980 if he had not died ahead of Uhuru....
Zanu PF youths fight over Grace 1 October 2015 BULAWAYO - The deadly factional and succession wars devouring President Robert Mugabe's bitterly-divided post-congress Zanu PF played out in public here at the weekend when rival camps backing the country's controversial First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa engaged in vio...
Nkomo turning in his grave: Jabulani 4 July 2015 HARARE - Former war veterans leader, Jabulani Sibanda — also a former aide to the late “Father Zimbabwe”, Joshua Nkomo — says the respected nationalist is “probably turning in his grave” as President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF presides over “debilitating divisions in the country and a collaps...
Pressure mounts on VP Mphoko 28 December 2014 HARARE - Zapu veterans are piling the pressure on newly-appointed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, claiming that he deserted the late Joshua Nkomo and the party before independence — which effectively means that his shock appointment to the position may be in direct violation of the venerated U...
'Unity Accord losing meaning' 22 December 2014 HARARE - Former and current Zanu PF stalwarts say the Unity Accord signed between President Robert Mugabe and the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo in 1987 has lost significance owing to the debilitating political polarisation within the party. Since the signing of the accord, government has se...
'Nkomo must be turning in his grave' 2 July 2014 HARARE - THE late Vice President Joshua Nkomo could be turning in his grave as “vultures” are after his Nuanetsi ranch, and his medical centre in Bulawayo, a town so dear to him, has failed to take off. Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary since Nkomo died. And the only landmark Father Zim...
Stop the vultures, Mugabe urged 26 June 2014 HARARE - Only President Robert Mugabe can now save the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo's Nuanetsi Ranch as “political vultures” swoop on the vast land, the resident director of the farm has said. The contested ranch is registered under the Development Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ) which was founded...
Minister grabs Joshua Nkomo's land 10 June 2014 HARARE - Controversial Masvingo provincial minister, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, is at it again — this time allegedly working in cahoots with a private company in expropriating land at the Chingwizi transit camp owned by the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo. The contested ranch is registered in the ...
I'm hunting for wife — Nhema 25 May 2014 HARARE - Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister Francis Nhema, who recently divorced his wife, Louise, daughter of the late liberation icon Joshua Nkomo, claims he is still single and searching for a new wife despite widespread speculation that he has married a 22-year-old beauty...
Promote local artists, Parly urges govt 30 March 2014 HARARE - This week Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed concern at the awarding of a tender to a Korean company for construction of the late the Vice President Joshua Nkomo’s statue. Legislators from the parliamentary portfolio committee on Education, Sports, Arts and Culture grilled Godfrey ...
Zanu PF's same old tricks 12 January 2014 EDITOR — Being an avid Daily News reader, I was awestruck by the Late Joshua Nkomo's letters to the-then prime minister Robert Mugabe, which your paper ran late last year. Many aspects of that letter, ring very familiar to what we have been experiencing in this once-beautiful country of ours. ...
Nkomo's letter from exile: Part 5 3 January 2014 Dr Joshua M Nkomo 2 Stevenage Road East Ham E6 2WL London E 6 2WL United Kingdom June 7, 1983 DEAR Robert 97. Comrade Prime Minister, you know that about two weeks before election day in March 1980, then Governor of Southern Rhodesia, Lord Soames, called all leaders of political part...