Joshua Nkomo

Zimbabwean politician (1917-1999)

Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo (19 June 19171 July 1999) was a Zimbabwean politician and the founder of the Zimbabwe African People's Union.

Joshua Nkomo in 1975


  • They are immigrants to this country and if young blacks remain at the stage where they are today they will say "makabva kupi imi? Nyika ndeyedu." [Where did you come from? This country is ours.] But it must be "nyika ndeyedu tese, varungu nevanhu vatema." [The country is ours, both white and blacks]
    • Quoted in The Financial Gazette (28 January 1993), on the need for white people to cooperate under majority rule

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