Chesterfield Samba

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Chesterfield Rhodnie Samba, "I am a 31 year old gay man, Born 4th September 1975 in Gweru Zimbabwe. I am a black shona man, born to a Zambian father and a Malawian Mother. I am fluent in three languages – mainly English and two local languages, Shona and Ndebele. I am a gay activist and currently employed by the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe as an operations manager, I hold a Zimbabwe accounting Diploma and I am still studying to advance myself in the field of accounting. I have been involved in activism since 1996. My passion is to uphold individual freedoms and rights. I experienced nonviolence training in 2001 in Germany and this helped me in gaining experience especially on how to mobilize and campaign nonviolently. My dream is to rid the world of oppression and war and to have equality of mankind regardless of race, colour, gender or sexual orientation. I am a naturally quiet person and rather shy at times. I hope the exposure I will get in WRI will assist me in my work and that my experience in GALZ will also be useful to the work of WRI." [1]

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  1. Candidates for election to WRI Council 2006, Globalising Nonviolence, accessed September 17, 2007.
  2. International Council, War Resisters' International, accessed September 17, 2007.