Monthly Archives: February 2006

Statement made by the Hon. David Coltart MP

I have noted press reports stating that I was elected to the National Executive of the faction of the MDC which held its Congress in Bulawayo on the 25th and 26th February 2006. This is not correct. In letters written to both Morgan Tsvangirai and Gibson Sibanda dated the 20th February 2006 I gave notice […]

Coltart comes up with MDC final split plan

The Herald Herald Reporter As the feuding MDC factions head for a final split with the election of a new president by one of the camps set for Sunday, the party’s secretary for legal affairs, Mr David Coltart has come up with what he calls a “five-point plan” to manage an amicable split. Regarding his […]

MDC factions fight over State funds

The Chronicle Harare Bureau THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC faction is set to lose out on the $8 billion State funds the opposition party got as its share under the Political Parties Finance Act. This comes in the wake of a five point proposal by Bulawayo South Member of Parliament, Mr David Coltart, aimed at securing […]

MDC Legal Affairs Department Report 2000 to 2005

When the first congress of the MDC was held in January 2000 very few people would have predicted that the ZANU PF regime would be prepared to go to such extreme lengths to hold onto power. Very few people anticipated that so many MDC activists would suffer at the hands of the ZANU PF regime […]

New Political Leader Emerging for Zimbabwe Opposition

Peta Thornycroft The recent split in Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change has the country’s opposition in disarray. However, a potential new leader has moved into view. Arthur Mutambara is a former student leader who is now recognized as one of Africa’s most prominent scientists. Fifteen years ago at the University of Zimbabwe he lead the […]

Tsvangirai fights for control of Parliament

New Zimbabwe A FACTION of Zimbabwe’s divided opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) loyal to party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has petitioned Zimbabwe’s Speaker of Parliament to ignore parliamentary appointments made by an opposition faction last week. Innocent Gonese, was the MDC’s parliamentary chief whip until a faction loyal to Tsvangirai’s deputy, Gibson Sibanda, replaced him […]

MDC leadership approved Ncube-Chinamasa talks

The Zimbabwean by Paul Themba Nyathi EDITOR – JR Mutare makes false and unsubstantiated claims against Professor Welshman Ncube, the MDC Secretary General. He casts negative aspersions on Professor Ncube’s integrity as a leader and makes malicious allegations that are clearly meant to project him as an unreliable and manipulative character, who went into negotiations […]

War of words in parliament over African Commission report

SW Radio Africa Zimbabwe News By Lance Guma A war of words has erupted between government Chief Whip in parliament Joram Gumbo and opposition MP David Coltart over a report by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) regarding Zimbabwe’s human rights situation. Coltart moved a motion in parliament commending the ACHPR for […]

Spend this note like it’s going out of fashion

Sydney Morning Herald By Rochelle Mutton in Johannesburg THE problem with Zimbabwean money is that in the hyper-inflated economy, notes have become worth less than the paper they’re printed on. To try to keep up with runaway inflation, Zimbabwe’s central bank has released a new $Z50,000 note. Word on the street is to spend it […]

Government Chief Whip castigates MDC’s Coltart

The Herald Herald Reporter GOVERNMENT Chief Whip Cde Joram Gumbo has castigated Bulawayo South MP Mr David Coltart (MDC) for misleading the House of Assembly on the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) position on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. Cde Gumbo told the Assembly on Thursday that contrary to claims by […]