Talk:Joshua Nkomo

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Well-armed conventional army?[edit]

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 24.76.104.181 (talkcontribs) 02:13, 5 June 2006

Changes[edit]

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)

Moved[edit]

I move here that. It's not uninteresting and is sourced, but tone should be NPOVed and the ref could use footnotes:

How the socalled ZANU nationalists continued to mock Father Zimbabwe and to fight ZAPU during Gukurahundi time:

"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.

Don't forget to put things into context (we're not supposed to click on Gukurahundi to know when his time refers to... Tazmaniacs 02:47, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Nkomo.jpg[edit]

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Clarification[edit]

'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?

Also, you can't be 'dedicated' to more than one thing. 109.154.26.148 (talk) 13:51, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Business career[edit]

'He also became one of Rhodesia's wealthiest self-made entrepreneurs.'

What business was he in? And what was the reason for his success? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.154.26.148 (talk) 13:53, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry - forgot to sign the above. It was me. 109.154.26.148 (talk) 13:56, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Tribal demarcations[edit]

Nkomo was 'a member of the Kalanga tribe'. But Mugabe mistrusted him because he was a Ndebele.

Is Kalanga a branch of the Ndebele? Or the other way round? 109.154.26.148 (talk) 13:55, 13 February 2013 (UTC)