Patson Dzamara

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Dr
Patson Dzamara
Patson Dzamara
Patson Dzamara
NationalityZimbabwean
EducationZimbabwe Open University, Lord Malvern High School
Alma materChrist University
Occupation
  • Academic.
RelativesItai Dzamara

Patson Dzamara is a Zimbabwean-born academic, motivational speaker and political activist. He is also the younger brother of Itai Dzamara the activist who went missing in 2015 after he was allegedly abducted by unknown people.

Background[edit]

Patson was born fourth into a family of five children in Mutoko. He spent his childhood alternating between Harare's high-density suburb of Highfield and Mutoko. He attended primary school and part of his secondary school in Highfield. Patson is the brother to activist and journalist, Itai Dzamara.

Educational Background[edit]

Patson Dzamara holds a an MBA in Administration from the Zimbabwe Open University and a Doctorate in Strategic Management from the Christ University in India.[1]

Career[edit]

Patson Dzamara has published several books in his career which include The Leadership Matrix and The Development Matrix. He is also the founder and president of Off The Hook Group. The organization provides a platform for the development of people into various and leadership roles.[2]

Occupying Africa Unity Square[edit]

In June 2016 Dzamara started a campaign to occupy Africa Unity Square in Harare in protest of the government's failure to address the various issues affecting the ordinary Zimbabwean.[3] Dzamara was arrested by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police on the evening of June 8, 2016, over what are believed to trumped-up robbery charges.


Conviction for Obstruction of Justice[edit]

On 29 June 2017 Patson Dzamara and fellow activist Makomborero Haruzivishe were found guilty of obstruction of justice for allegedly stealing a policeman’s hat and baton stick when they were carrying out Occupy Africa Unity Square in 2016. Harare magistrate Ms. Josephine Sunday sentenced the two activists to 12 months imprisonment. 3 months were however suspended on condition of good behavior, while the 9 remaining months were suspended on condition that the pair performs 315 hours of community service at Rotten Row Court and Borrowdale Police Station.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • The Winning Team
  • The Leadership Door
  • The Development Matrix
  • Dimensional Leadership
  • Finish What You Start
  • The Anatomy of Process[5]


One Man Demo[edit]

In October 2016, Patson Dzamara staged a one-man demo on the disappearance of his brother Itai Dzamara. Patson Dzamara wen to the entrance of the Parliament building, and vowed he would not be silenced until the whereabouts of his missing brother Itai were known. Dzamara’s demonstration, however, coincided with the sitting of the National Assembly for the weekly question time, was brief, as he was quickly apprehended and taken away by parliamentary security staff. This was not the first time Patson had staged a demonstration asking the whereabouts of his brother. It was reported that Dzamara stood before the then President Mugabe with a placard written, “Where is Itai Dzamara?” at Independence Celebrations in April 2016.[6]


Response to the Police[edit]

In March 2018, the Zimbabwe Republic Police issued out a statement that they were looking for Itai Dzamara. Police Finally Say They Are Looking For Itai Dzamara

Patson Dzamara then wrote on his Twitter account that;

It’s diabolic for this government to ask the citizens through ZRP to assist with information regarding the whereabouts of my brother Itai. Never have I minced my words that they are responsible for Itai’s abduction & missing. They must just bring him back to us, dead or alive.

Over 5000 Zimbabweans have been abducted on political grounds since 1980. The reason why Itai’s issue didn’t die down is because I (we) fought hard. If ZANU-PF thinks they can play politics using this matter they haven’t seen anything yet. I am prepared to fight even with my Iife


References[edit]

  1. Patson Dzamara, Linkedin, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: April 2, 2015
  2. Off The Hook, Off the Hook, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: April 2, 2015
  3. , Tichaona Zindoga, Feuds rock Dzamara masquerade, Herald, published: June 9, 2016, retrieved: June 9, 2016,
  4. "Updated: Patson Dzamara and Mako Haruzivishe convicted of obstruction of justice, sentenced to 12 months in prison". Pindula News. June 29, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017. 
  5. Sophia Chese Motivational author postpones book launch, The Herald, Published: April 1, 2015, Retrieved: April 2, 2015
  6. Patson Dzamara in one-man demo at Parly, Newsday, Published: 20 October 2016 , Retrieved: 9 March 2018