Patrick Kombayi

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 Chirumhanzu-Gweru senatorial constituency. Patrick Kombayi,a student of Robert Mugabe was the first black train driver in Zimbabwe.He joined the Rhodesia Railways after working as a teacher.He moved to Zambia with the Rhodesia Railways where he later was actively involved in helping the Zimbabwean liberation movements .

Assassination attempt

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 pardon by President Mugabe.

House of Assembly Elections 2008

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


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