|VP Nkomo dies|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:02|
VICE President John Landa Nkomo has died. He was 79.
Family spokesperson Mr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, who is also the Minister of Water Resources and Development, said VP Nkomo succumbed to cancer this morning at St Annes Hospital in Harare. He said VP Nkomo had been admitted at the hospital yesterday when his condition deteriorated.
Zanu-PF National Chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed the development as well but said President Mugabe was expected to issue an official announcement soon.
VP Nkomo had been battling cancer for sometime.
John Nkomo Factfile
Arrested on several occasions by the Smith regime and detained at Gonakudzingwa in 1966-68.
Was seriously injured in a parcel bomb that killed Cde Jason Ziyapapa Moyo in 1977.
Was Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office responsible to the Deputy Prime Minister from 1982-84.
Served as MP for Bulawayo North between 1990 and 1995.
Between 2000 and 2001, he was Minister of Home Affairs.
Nkomo was appointed Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, 2009 after the inception of the Inclusive Government.