History and chronology of ZANU PF in Zimbabwe
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History of Zimbabwe

1976
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel
The Patriotic Front (PF) is originally formed in 1976 as a political and military alliance between ZAPU and ZANU during the war against white minority rule in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia)
1980
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel
The election is won by Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF, with Joshua Nkomo and his PF-ZAPU retaining a stronghold in the province of Matabeleland
ZANU allies itself with the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) in the Patriotic Front (PF), the two parties adopting the names ZANU-PF and PF-ZAPU respectively, but they split after achieving majority rule
1987
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel
Mugabe & Nkomo merge their parties to form Zanu-PF, ending the violence in southern areas
1987
Nkomo, Joshua
Mugabe & Nkomo merge their parties to form Zanu-PF, ending the violence in southern areas
1988
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel
After 8 years of "low-level" civil war termed Gukurahundi, the opposition Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), led by Joshua Nkomo, merges with ZANU to form ZANU-PF with the added moniker of Patriotic Front
A step towards a one party state
22nd Dec ZAPU merges into the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)
1988
Nkomo, Joshua
After 8 years of "low-level" civil war termed Gukurahundi, the opposition Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), led by Joshua Nkomo, merges with ZANU to form ZANU-PF with the added moniker of Patriotic Front
A Unity Accord is signed between the two parties; PF-ZAPU is merged into ZANU-PF, effectively establishing a one-party state dominated Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF, Joshua Nkomo becomes one of two vice-presidents
1990
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel
A Unity Accord is signed between the two parties; PF-ZAPU is merged into ZANU-PF, effectively establishing a one-party state dominated Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF, Joshua Nkomo becomes one of two vice-presidents
2004
Mujuru, Joyce
Dec At the December 2004 five-year conference, Joyce Mujuru, a Zezeru Shona like Mugabe and whose husband Solomon Mujuru is the retired head of the armed forces, is elevated to the post of vice-president of the party (first woman to hold that office)

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