Mugabe deputy John Nkomo dies in South Africa

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Zimbabwean Vice-President John Nkomo died in South Africa after years of battling cancer, a Zimbabwean political source said, removing a potential successor to ageing President Robert Mugabe, who has his own health problems.



Nkomo, 78, was nominated for the joint number two position alongside Joice Mujuru two years ago after a fractious meeting of the southern African nation’s ruling ZANU-PF party, Reuters reports.