Pindula:Weekly featured article/May 2015, Week 20
Nkomo's political career took off when he was based at the Rhodesia Railways, as he was a part of the worker's union. He would later be elected president of the Rhodesia African National Congress in 1952. He would be the president of many early nationalist political movements and was also the president of Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) in 1962 before its split.
After fighting side by side with ZANU PF in the liberation of Zimbabwe, he would be a part of the Lancaster House Conference Settlement. He would contest the 1980 presidential elections and lose to Robert Mugabe but would be appointed as Minister of Home Affairs before landing the post of vice president. (Full article...)