Joshua Nkomo

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Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo (19 June 1917–1 July 1999) was the leader and founder of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and a member of the Kalanga tribe. He was affectionately known in Zimbabwe as "Father Zimbabwe", "Umdala Wethu", "Umafukufuku" or "Chibwechitedza" (the slippery rock).

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  • ''All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet.''
    Joshua Nkomo (b. 1917), Zimbabwean politician. Observer (London, March 20, 1983).
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