Nkomo’s son elected ZAPU President

Rubaya Tapiwa

The late Vice President of Zimbabwe and founder of ZAPU, Joshua Nkomo’s son Sibangilizwe was elected as the newly ZAPU’s President earlier this week.

He took over from the late Dumiso Dabengwa who passed away in 2019.

However, some former members of ZAPU who are currently members of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, claim that this is a new party and not the ‘old’ PF ZAPU party that signed the Unity Accord with ZANU.

Many still wonder if ZAPU is going back to its glorious golden days, the party dominated the Southern parts of the country, Matabeleland, Bulawayo, and some parts of Midlands province.

The newly ZAPU leader was elected by 793 votes during their elective Congress against former party Secretary-General, Strike Mkandla who only received 22 votes, and Bernard Magugu who garnered 52 votes.

Nkomo will be deputized by Mark  Mbayiwa from Mash West who won by 431 votes.

Mthulisi Hanana won the Secretary position and the Treasurer General position was won by

 Future Msebele.

One political commentator said this is a chance for ZAPU to unite and probably take the position of being the main opposition in the country.

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