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Nkomo

(əŋˈkəʊməʊ)
n
(Biography) Joshua. 1917–99, Zimbabwean politician; coleader, with Robert Mugabe, of the Patriotic Front (1976–80) against the government of Ian Smith in Rhodesia; minister (1980–82; 1988–99) and vice-president (1990–96).

Nko•mo

(ənˈkoʊ moʊ, əŋˈkoʊ-)
n.
Joshua Mquabuko Nyongolo, 1917–99, African nationalist and political leader in Zimbabwe.
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Godfrey Mdongo Nkomo, aged 29, of Hamilton Road, Stoke, Coventry, driving with an incorrect licence and using a vehicle without insurance, fined pounds 235.
Sam Kelro Nkomo, 30, of Welton House, Middlesbrough, banned from driving for 18 months, given a community order with 80 hours' unpaid work and fined pounds 100 with pounds 60 costs for being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs and obstructing a police officer.
The Order of the Great Zimbabwe (gold) was bestowed posthumously on Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, the former vice president who died in 1999; and Dr Simon Vengai Muzenda, also a former vice president who died in 2004.
We are publishing this issue just to let you know we are back,' the company's chief executive, Sam Sipepa Nkomo, said in a front-page statement.
Dear Minister, George Foulkes has reported to me on the meeting which you and Hon John Nkomo had with Tony Lloyd and him[self] during your recent visit.
He stayed in touch with old friends, Chikerema and Nyandoro, Joshua Nkomo, President Julius Nyerere and the man he was so close to at Cold Comfort Farm, the now iniquitous Didymus Mutasa who is in charge of Zimbabwe's CIO (Central Intelligence Organisation) and a man who has betrayed every principle he ever lived by when he was the darling of the British liberal left in the 1960s.
Godfrey Mongo Nkomo, aged 28, of Hamilton Road, Stoke, Coventry, driving with an incorrect licence and using a vehicle without insurance, fined pounds 300.
Nkomo Khumbulani, 26, of Glentworth House, Middlesbrough was banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 100 for drink driving.
In the first, Land Reform Minister and Zanu-PF party chairman, John Nkomo, made absolutely no bones about the government's intentions when he stated: "The government will nationalise all farmland by cancelling the titles to all productive land and replacing them with 99-year leases.
Mugabe claimed his main political rival, Joshua Nkomo, was leading the Ndebeles in an armed rebellion.