Death of John Nkomo

August 22, 1934 - January 17, 2013
Harare, Zimbabwe | Age 79

Zimbabwe Vice President dies after long illness
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The Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — State radio in Zimbabwe says President Robert Mugabe has announced the death of Vice President John Nkomo. He was 79.

Nkomo died in a Harare hospital early Thursday after a long illness, the radio said. The second of two vice presidents, he had not appeared at meetings of Mugabe's party or state functions for several months.

A former opponent of Mugabe, Nkomo joined a unity government formed in 1987 at the end of an armed rebellion...

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