Intro Zimbabwean politician
Birth 2 November 1938
Death 20 June 2009
(aged 70 years)
Patrick Kombayi (2 November 1938 – 20 June 2009) 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.
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– Assassination attempt
– House of Assembly Elections 2008
In 1990, he campaigned against Simon Muzenda but was shot during his campaign. He was left permanently disabled. 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
In early 2008, he was arrested for defacing a road with two of his election agents.