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July 2, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zimbabwe Vice President Joshua Nkomo, considered the father of his country's fight for independence from white colonial rule, died Thursday in a Harare, Zimbabwe, hospital. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. Though the exact date of Nkomo's birth was not known, he was believed to be 82 or 83. President Robert Mugabe, with whom Nkomo had sometimes been at odds, said in a tribute broadcast over Zimbabwe state radio, "The giant has fallen."
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July 2, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zimbabwe Vice President Joshua Nkomo, considered the father of his country's fight for independence from white colonial rule, died Thursday in a Harare, Zimbabwe, hospital. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. Though the exact date of Nkomo's birth was not known, he was believed to be 82 or 83. President Robert Mugabe, with whom Nkomo had sometimes been at odds, said in a tribute broadcast over Zimbabwe state radio, "The giant has fallen."
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February 21, 1985 | From Reuters
Two Zimbabwean army deserters loyal to opposition leader Joshua Nkomo were sentenced to death Wednesday after being convicted of murdering a white couple and a black man. Mike Sibanda and Conciwe Nkomo, both 26, who, supported Nkomo during the 1970s guerrilla war against white-minority rule, were doomed in the killing of Ian Michael and his wife, Dorothy, in December, 1982, and Gibson Puri the previous August.
NEWS
April 18, 1988
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, moving cautiously to implement a unity accord with the former chief opposition party, named opposition leader Joshua Nkomo to a top ruling party post. Nkomo was appointed interim second vice president. Mugabe and the opposition chief agreed last December to merge their two parties, which had been fierce rivals since independence in 1980. Mugabe also announced the formation of three committees to formally integrate his and Nkomo's party.
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July 26, 1985
Zimbabwe's newly elected Parliament, dominated by Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's party, voted 63-24 to renew a state of emergency over the objections of white legislators and supporters of opposition leader Joshua Nkomo. Justice Minister Eddison Zvobgo said the government is seeking "new and decisive measures" to suppress guerrillas, who operate primarily in Matabeleland, home of Nkomo's minority Ndebele tribe.
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August 11, 1985
Zimbabwe police have seized the passport of opposition leader Joshua Nkomo and detained two top officials of his Zimbabwe African National Union, Nkomo's wife said. In a television interview from Bulawayo, Nkomo's power base, Johanna Nkomo said two officers came to their home and confiscated her husband's passport and her own.
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November 27, 1987 | United Press International
Armed dissidents slaughtered 16 church workers and their families, including two Americans, in an nighttime attack in Zimbabwe's troubled southwestern region of Matabeleland, missionaries said Thursday. The missionaries said that four anti-government rebels attacked the Community of Reconciliation mission station near the city of Bulawayo late Wednesday.
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April 7, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The tan Land Rovers, their lights off and license plates missing, roll to a stop by the side of the road in the dead of night. Half a dozen men, some armed, emerge from each and follow a trail off through the dense bush to a village. There, they quickly, almost silently find the home of their quarry.
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | United Press International
Armed dissidents slaughtered 16 church workers and their families, including two Americans, in an nighttime attack in Zimbabwe's troubled southwestern region of Matabeleland, missionaries said Thursday. The missionaries said that four anti-government rebels attacked the Community of Reconciliation mission station near the city of Bulawayo late Wednesday.
NEWS
August 11, 1985
Zimbabwe police have seized the passport of opposition leader Joshua Nkomo and detained two top officials of his Zimbabwe African National Union, Nkomo's wife said. In a television interview from Bulawayo, Nkomo's power base, Johanna Nkomo said two officers came to their home and confiscated her husband's passport and her own.
NEWS
April 7, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The tan Land Rovers, their lights off and license plates missing, roll to a stop by the side of the road in the dead of night. Half a dozen men, some armed, emerge from each and follow a trail off through the dense bush to a village. There, they quickly, almost silently find the home of their quarry.
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February 21, 1985 | From Reuters
Two Zimbabwean army deserters loyal to opposition leader Joshua Nkomo were sentenced to death Wednesday after being convicted of murdering a white couple and a black man. Mike Sibanda and Conciwe Nkomo, both 26, who, supported Nkomo during the 1970s guerrilla war against white-minority rule, were doomed in the killing of Ian Michael and his wife, Dorothy, in December, 1982, and Gibson Puri the previous August.
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