Monthly Archives: May 2006

The reasons why I cannot join the Tsvangirai faction

It is 7 months since the divisive meeting of the MDC National Executive was held on the 12th October 2005. I have refrained from making public statements since then but am now of the view that the public have a right to know my perspective. I have always believed that the two factions of the […]

MDC must deal with violence in its own ranks

Zimbabwe Independent David Coltart ZIMBABWE has been afflicted with the terrible disease of endemic violence for over 150 years. Violence was used by Lobengula to suppress the Shona. It was used to colonise and after that to maintain minority rule, to overthrow white supremacy and, after Independence in 1980, to crush any possibility of legitimate […]

Zim ratifies SADC protocol on fugitives

The Herald By Tandayi Motsi Fugitives from justice will soon have no hiding place as steps are being taken to harmonise legal systems in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in addition to strengthening domestic regulatory and supervisory systems for the monitoring and detection of organised crime in United Nations member-states To this end, last […]

Amicable Divorce

Letter from Tendai Biti (Secretary General, MDC) to David Coltart Dear David I refer to your letter dated 17th February 2006 addressed to President Morgan Tsvangirai in his personal and individual capacity, which letter as I have pointed out to you, I have not read or been privy too. I am aware however from newspaper […]


In a letter to the two factions, Coltart noted that some of the leaders are skeptical about his intentions and his ability to play a mediation role. So in this final segment, I first asked him about his personal views and where he stands. COLTART: I think it’s inevitable, let me say this, I have […]