(Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – Sibangilizwe Nkomo, son to the late former Vice President Joshua Nkomo has resigned from sitting on boards of two organisations set up in honour of his father to formally pursue active politics.
This follows his recent nomination by ZAPU to succeed the late Dumiso Dabengwa as the party’s leader.
The two organisations announced the developments in a press statement.
“The Joshua Nkomo Legacy Restoration Project Trust and the Joshua Nkomo Cultural Movement would like to inform and advise all stakeholders, partners, and interested persons or groups and the Zimbabwean nation at home and abroad that Mr Michael Sibangilizwe Nkomo, who has been the joint chairperson and founding trustee of the institutions has resigned with immediate effect to pursue an interest in active politics,” read part of the statement.
The two institutions revealed that they will continue with programmes in line with the late Nkomo’s vision of a united nation.
“The Joshua Nkomo Legacy Restoration Project Trust enjoys good relations with the Government of Zimbabwe in executing its national development programs that seek to unite our people and the nation through cultivating the culture of Love, Unity, Peace, and Tolerance which are the core principles and the vision of our great icon, Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, Father Zimbabwe,” the statement further read.
ZAPU is set to hold its elective congress this year, although the exact dates haven’t been confirmed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.