Phelekezela Mphoko Event Timeline

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Phelekezela Mphoko
14 Dec 2014 : Involved in a car accident that was widely reported
10 Dec 2014 : Appointed Zimbabwe's Second Vice President
8 Oct 2014 : Mphoko makes it known through a press statement that he wishes to be appointed Vice President at his party's congress in Dec 2014
May 2014 : Recalled from Ambassador to South Africa position
2011 : Appointed Ambassador to South Africa
2009 : Speaking on a panel discussion in Botswana, Mphoko describes Gukurahundi atrocities were a Western conspiracy
2007 : Negotiated with Russia to use its veto power to block British and American efforts to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe
2005 : Appointed Ambassador to Russia
2004 : Became a Zanu PF central committee member for Matabeleland North
2002 : Appointed ambassador to Botswana
1996 : Appointed liaison officer to Austria
1987 : Transferred to Mozambique as a liaison officer
1981 : Employed as deputy director for demobilisation in the ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
1980 : Appointed special envoy for Zapu leader Joshua Nkomo;
1979 : Attended the Lancaster House talks as a military delegate
1978 : Appointed Zipra commander to replace Alfred Nikita Mangena, but declined the post
1977 : Attended the OAU ad hoc committee on foreign ministers in Angola. Got married to Laurinda Mphoko with President Jacob Zuma as the best man. Warned Mozambican President Samora Machel of an imminent attack on Chimoio where Zanu leaders were scheduled to hold a meeting resulting in Machel directing that a Patriotic Front meeting be held in Maputo. While in Maputo, the meeting received a report of an attack of Chimoio
1976 : Delegate at the formation of the Patriotic Front in Maputo. Later appointed Zapu’s chief representative in Mozambique
1975 : Attended the Victoria Falls bridge Peace Talks as a military delegate. Appointed chief of logistics in the ZIPRA command;
1974 : Zapu delegate to the World Peace Council in Prague
1973 : Served in the OAU ad hoc committee to save the unity between Zapu and Zanu in Mbeya, Tanzania
1972 : Appointed Zipra chief of logistics and supplies
1967 – 1968 : Operated in Sipolilo
1967 : Became a member of the Joint Military Command in charge of logistics in the Zipra/Umkhonto weSizwe military alliance
1965 : Created the first Zipra military command structure, the military planning committee
1964 - 1965 : Skipped bail for military training in Soviet Union. He also studied military science and photojournalism
1963 : Arrested for political violence and sentenced to three years in prison. Appealed against the sentence and was granted bail and a retrial. Was also a delegate at the Cold Comfort farm for PCC congress
1962 - 1963: Employed by Dunlop Rhodesia Ltd
1962 : Became Youth chairman of Zapu Mzilikazi branch
1960 : Joined the National Democratic Party
11 June 1940 : Phelekezela is born at Gwizane, Bubi District, Matabeleland North

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