Kombayi shooter denied national hero status, declared provincial hero

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Kizito Chivamba the late deputy Midlands provincial chairman and MP for Chiwundura was declared a provincial hero and will be buried at the provincial heroes acre. This comes after Midlands’s request to have Chivamba declared a national hero was turned down.

Chivamba is infamous for shooting the late Gweru businessman Patrick Kombayi in the rrun upto the 1990 elections. Kombayi was challenging then Vice President Simon Muzenda for the Gweru Urban seat. Kombayi survived the shooting but sustained serious injuries and had to be treated in the United Kingdom.

Chivamba received a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 7 years in prison for attempted murder together with his accomplice Central Intelligence Organisation deputy director, Elias Kanengoni.

More: New Zimbabwe


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Kizito Chivamba was a Zimbabwan politician who hailed from the ZANU-PF party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Chiwundura Constituency. Read More About Kizito Chivamba

Patrick Kombayi was a politician who is said to have played a critical role in aiding the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army's (ZANLA) guerrillas during the Second Chimurenga. He was born on 2 November 1938 and he died on 20 June 2009. He was a... Read More About Patrick Kombayi

The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation

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