Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L) and Vice President John Nkomo arrive for the opening of the 4th Session of the 7th Parliament in Harare September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Mugabe deputy John Nkomo dies in South Africa
Posted : Thursday, 17 January 2013 06:37AM
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean Vice-President John Nkomo died in South Africa on Thursday 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 after a fractious meeting of the southern African nation's ruling ZANU-PF party.
(Reporting By Cris Chinaka; Editing by Ed Cropley)
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