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John Nkomo takes oath of office as VP

Published: December 14, 2009

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Harare (ZimEye) – President Robert Mugabe’s close ally, John Nkomo has been sworn-in as Vice President Monday.

Nkomo was endorsed by a Zanu PF congress at the weekend.

He took oath of office before Mugabe and is believed to be related to him.

Sworn in ... Nkomo walks with Mugabe after becoming vice president

Nkomo took over from the late VP Joseph Msika who died in August.

He won the Vice Presidency after shedding off challenge from Zanu-PF bigwigs Minies Minister Obert Mpofu, Senate deputy president Naison Ndlovu and Bulawayo governor Cain Mathema.

Following the signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA), Nkomo became the Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration.

Born in 1934 in the Tsholotsho District, Matabeleland North Province, Nkomo has assumed a Zanu-PF national role since 1999 and also served in various capacities of Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy (1981), Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (1982-1984).

Nkomo was Labour Minister, Manpower Planning and Social Welfare (1988-1992) and Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (1992-1995).

He was named Local Government Minister between 1995 and 1997, before he became minister in the renamed Ministry of Local Government and National Housing (1997-1999) and Minister of Home Affairs (2000-2002).

He was Speaker of Parliament from 2002 until 2005.

(ZimEye, Zimbabwe)


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5 Comments on "John Nkomo takes oath of office as VP"

  1. Bruce Derere on Tue, 15th Dec 2009 11:28 am 

    How can Mugabe walk with a Homosexual unless it be for tribal expidiency which ZANU PF despoerately needs at a time like this.

  2. Anonymous on Tue, 15th Dec 2009 1:17 pm 

    **********.. off bruce derere.who told you that he is a homosexual. you do have one problem only. you do not want to think, lazy in thinking.your comments are full of **********

  3. Bruce Derere Ph.D on Tue, 15th Dec 2009 5:34 pm 

    Mugabe excommunicated Canaan Banana BUT he will pacify Nkomo because the old man desperately needs the support of the Ndebele people – Here we see the two of them stride together hand to hand – maybe with some music in the background – what a joke!

  4. dhongi donkey on Tue, 15th Dec 2009 5:43 pm 

    DERERE those were just allegations haikuona kutaura what u dont know ,police are still investigating ,lm an MDC supporter but apa warasika mumwe wangu ,let police do there job kwete kungoita macomments anoita cause alarm and dispodency ku povo yezimbabwe after all what is bad kufemera kugotsi kwemumwe murume as long as he likes it there is no problem ,asi waida kuti ufemerwe mugotsi mako

  5. somhlaba mthunzi on Wed, 16th Dec 2009 10:16 pm 

    There is no ZAPU in this sham unity thing Mugabe has become so desperate he picks non entities in Zimbabwe calling them ZAPU…shame on you and the gukurahundi party…the real ZAPU is gone..ISIFOHLILE….

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