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Well-armed conventional army?
Can anyone provide a source that Nkomo's organisation had a well-armed conventional army, with tanks and aircraft, at the time of the struggle to overthrow the Smith regime? PatGallacher 16:59, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
- Yes. Eliakim Sibanda's book, The Zimbabwe African People’s Union 1961-1987, published in 2005 by African World Press, details ZIPRA's (ZAPU's armed-wing) organization and resources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 02:13, 5 June 2006
Does anyone disagree with my changes here? I think a reasonable amount of POV-holding text has been eliminated. Referring to a shooting as "in cold blood" strikes me as being written from a rather strong POV. Picaroon9288 01:01, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I move here that. It's not uninteresting and is sourced, but tone should be NPOVed and the ref could use footnotes:
"NKOMO FLEES: ZAPU leader, Joshua Nkomo, fled in self-imposed exile to London after illegally crossing the Botswana frontier disguised as a woman on March 7, claiming that his life was in danger, and that he was going to look for “solutions” to Zimbabwean problems abroad.”
Fourth Anniversary of Independence, commemorative issue, A Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunication publication, government of Zimbabwe, with a foreword from Minister Shamuyarira, Government Printer, Harare, March 1984, page 4, among 7 events of March 1983.
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BetacommandBot 00:14, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
'Unlike ZANU's armed wing – the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army –, ZAPU's armed wing – the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army – was dedicated to both guerrilla warfare and conventional warfare.'
So - was ZANU into guerrilla or conventional warfare?
'He also became one of Rhodesia's wealthiest self-made entrepreneurs.'
Nkomo was 'a member of the Kalanga tribe'. But Mugabe mistrusted him because he was a Ndebele.