Tonderai Dombo
Born (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 27)
Occupation
  • Political Activist
Known forBeing a political activist

Tonderai Dombo is a Zimbabwean activist. He was arrested on 29 September 2016 at the University of Zimbabwe after he raised a placard demanding jobs. Dombo is president of Temba Mliswa's Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD) student union named Student Command.

Background

He was born on 3 March 1994.[1]

Education

After completing high school, Dombo enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) where he became the Students Representative Council President. During his tenure as president he advocated for the reopening of the bar on UZ campus which was closed in the 1990s when authorities felt students were turning violent during demonstrations because they were drinking alcohol on campus. At the time Dombo said,

Look, if you read whilst you are drinking your Chibuku, when you are outside campus, you are better off. But when you are inside campus, you have to go outside and buy your Chibuku and come back with Chibuku in your stomach, which is something that is very cruel. Let there be access to alcohol. Let there be freedom in a way, in terms of the good laws. I personally do not drink, but you have to look at these issues.

[2]



Arrest

Dombo was arrested on 29 September after he raised a placard demanding jobs. He was released on a $10 fine after being charged with criminal nuisance.


References

  1. About Tonderai Dombo, Facebook, published: No Date Given, retrieved: September 29, 2016
  2. Lloyd Gumbo, We want beer on campus: UZ students, published: April 18, 2016, retrieved: September 29, 2016