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Nkomo companies face liquidation in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government ordered the liquidation of 11 companies owned by the ZAPU Party of coalition partner Joshua Nkomo after the discovery of stockpiles of arms on party property. President Canaan Banana said the businesses, including farming, investment, and hotel companies, would be shut down as soon as possible.

Since the hauls were discovered 12 days ago, both Mr. Nkomo and ZAPU's central committee have denied knowledge of the arms, which range from automatic rifles to surface-to-air missiles.

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