John Nkomo’s son enters Tsholotsho Zanu PF race


JABULANI Nkomo, son of the late Vice-President John Landa Nkomo, has thrown his hat into the political ring after declaring an interest in contesting in the Tsholotsho South constituency.

By Khulani Nkabinde, Staff Reporter

Jabu, as he is popularly known, has submitted his papers to contest in the Zanu PF primary elections.

He is set to battle it out with Bulawayo resident minister Cain Mathema.

The constituency is currently in the hands of Maxwell Dube of the MDC-T.

Dube, formerly of MDC, defected to the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party.

Yesterday, Nkomo confirmed he had submitted his CV and application letter.

“We are waiting for the vetting process to be completed first,” Jabulani said yesterday. “After that, it will be all systems go.”

Asked about his chances of winning, Nkomo said: “I was not going to stand as a candidate if I knew that I was not going to win.”
His late father tried several times, but failed to win in the constituency.

Nkomo was in January invited to join Zanu PF by Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and Matabeleland South governor Angeline Masuku following his father’s death. His father, who succumbed to postrate cancer at the age of 78, was buried at the National Heroes’ Acre in January.