Zimbabwean Vice President John Nkomo has died at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer.
He died in South Africa on Thursday 17 Jan 2013.
Vice-President John Nkomo was on Sunday rushed to South Africa for medical treatment after his health deteriorated, a day after appearing in public at the burial of Retired General Solomon Mujuru at the National Heroes’ Acre in Harare.
Nkomo’s death removes a potential successor to ageing President Robert Mugabe who has his own health problems.
The VP was nominated for the joint number two position alongside Joice Mujuru two years ago after a factitious meeting of the southern African nation's ruling Zanu-PF party.
May his soul rest in peace...