Patrick Kombayi

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Patrick Kombayi (2 November 1938 – 20 June 2009[1]) was a Zimbabwean businessman, a former mayor of Gweru and an active member of the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai faction in the Midlands Province. He served in the Senate of Zimbabwe for the Chirumhanzu-Gweru senatorial constituency. Kombayi, a student of Robert Mugabe, was the first black train driver in Zimbabwe. He joined Rhodesia Railways after pursuing an unsatisfying career as a schoolteacher. Posted to Zambia, Kombayi became involved with the Zimbabwe African National Union.

Assassination attempt[edit]

In 1990, he campaigned against Simon Muzenda but was shot during his campaign. He was left permanently disabled.[citation needed] This wound was to kill him 19 years later. The men responsible for the shooting were convicted of the crime but never spent a day in prison, as they were pardoned by Mugabe.

House of Assembly Elections 2008[edit]

In early 2008, he was arrested for defacing a road with two of his election agents.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Kombayi Dies". Radiovop.com. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ Kombayi arrested [1](accessed 26 February 2008)