Monthly Archives: March 2011

Former Test star Stuart MacGill says Australia A should not be touring Zimbabwe

The Daily Telegraph By Christian Nicolussi 31 March 2011 Don’t tour Zimbabwe…that’s the message from former Test star Stuart MacGill to Cricket Australia THE cricketer who once famously abandoned a tour of Zimbabwe has slammed Cricket Australia for a planned trip to the troubled African nation later this year. Stuart MacGill, who abandoned a 2004 tour […]

Children drafted to sign sanctions petition

The Zimbabwean Written by ZimOnline Wednesday, 30 March 2011 President Robert Mugabe’s supporters have drafted hundreds of schoolchildren from Mashonaland West province to sign a petition demanding scrapping of Western sanctions against the veteran leader and his top allies. Mugabe’s ZANU PF party hopes to collect at least two million signatures for the petition that […]

On World Water Day, Rain Water Harvesting Highlighted in Zimbabwe By Cary Jimenez, Development Outreach and Communications Officer at USAID/Zimbabwe 30 March 2011 USAID/Zimbabwe commemorated World Water Day 2011 on March 23 with a special ceremony to draw attention to the efficiency and effectiveness of rainwater collection as a way to provide clean water to families and schools. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and […]

Letter to the Editor of Newsday by Senator David Coltart

Letter to Editor of Newsday 29 March 2011 By Senator David Coltart Editor, This is an appalling piece of journalism you are ultimately responsible for. For the record when I was phoned yesterday evening I told your reporter that the tender was awarded by Unicef, not Dr Peter Salama. I invited your reporter to speak to Dr Salama […]

Coltart fingered in ‘shady’ tender award

Newsday By Pride Gonde 29 March 2011 A senior Zimbabwe Publishing House (ZPH) official has accused Education, Art, Sports and Culture minister David Coltart of abuse of office after he allegedly unilaterally awarded a printing tender to one company, Longman (Zimbabwe) Publishers. But contacted for comment Monday night, Coltart said: “The tender was awarded by Dr […]

Coltart a toothless bulldog — PTUZ

Newsday By Tatenda Chitagu 28 March 2011 Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou has labelled Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart “a toothless bulldog” after his failure to stop Zanu PF from using schools as centres for its political activities. This follows countrywide reports that Zanu PF had invaded schools […]

Minister summons entire Zifa board

Sunday Mail Sunday, 27 March 2011 By Goodwill Zunidza A MAJOR football indaba is looming after the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart, summoned the entire Zifa board for a meeting last week where he indicated his desire to have their never-ending problems brought to heel. Coltart hosted the football chiefs in […]

Zanu PF must come to its senses

Newsday Comment March 26 2011 Recently, a senior education official in Mashonaland East was in the news for the wrong reasons. Chikomba district education director Ngoni Simon Mujuru told school heads in his district that his ministry would deploy war veterans to teach history to pupils and to lecture on how they used to dodge […]

Zifa Assembly meeting on

Newsday By Sports Editor March 26 2011 Zifa convenes its watershed general assembly on Saturday since the current board chaired by Cuthbert Dube took office last year, with key administration issues and the Asiagate scandal likely to dominate the proceedings. The meeting takes place after a board meeting which also took place yesterday and on […]

Zanu PF descends on school heads

Newsday By Moses Matenga 26 March 2011 A senior education official in Chikomba District, Mashonaland East province has declared all schools in the district would on Saturday be used as signing centres for the anti-sanctions petition and that all headmasters are required to act as “polling officers”. This is despite a directive by Education, Sport, […]