Monthly Archives: May 2011

Muzhingi unsung hero

Daily News By Nigel Matongorere, Sports Writer 31 May 2011 The story of Zimbabwe’s marathon runner Stephen Muzhingi states how prophets are not recognised in their hometown, but are revered elsewhere. The three-time Comrades Marathon winner from Chitungwiza almost dumped the country of his birth by acquiring South African citizenship due to the little appreciation […]

Zim out of the spotlight … but SADC will stand firm – Coltart

Zimbabwean Written by Chief Reporter Tuesday, 31 May 2011 With the attention of the international community firmly fixed on the fall-out of the North African revolution, the plight of Zimbabwe, once “Africa’s Breadbasket”, has been largely ignored. Many Zimbabweans fear the country is hurtling towards another disaster of catastrophic proportions in the forthcoming elections. “I […]

Coventry hails Muzhingi

Herald 31st May 2011 By Collin Matiza KIRSTY COVENTRY said Stephen Muzhingi made her proud to be a Zimbabwean while Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart described his Comrades Marathon success story as a remarkable tale. Muzhingi powered to an historic achievement of winning the Comrades Marathon for three years in a row […]

Zimbabwe: a nation in transit Mon, 30 May 2011 By Sylvia Hammond The UCT Law Faculty and the States in Transition Observatory of IDASA, played host to David Coltart, Zimbabwean Minister for Education, Sport, Arts, and Culture when he addressed the topic Zimbabwe: prospects for and challenges to the Transition. An international audience of academics, students and invited guests […]

‘Remarkable’ Muzhingi wins third Comrades Marathon

New 30th May 2011 At the finish line … Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry  was with Muzhingi’s son, and the runner’s wife and brother at the race finish line on Sunday Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi won the Comrades Marathon for a third time on the trot on Sunday – one of the greatest sporting achievements ever. Sports […]

“Hardliners acting like Smith”: Coltart

Daily News (edited to correct mistakes) By Xolisani Ncube 30 May 2011 A cabinet minister has likened the unilateral push of  hardliners in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF to have elections this year to ruthless colonial leader Ian Smith’s unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) in 1965. David Coltart, the education minister, said Mugabe and his military backers’ election rally […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

Celtic win Scottish Cup! Great end to the weekend. # On the 30th June 1949 then Rhodesia drew with the All Blacks in rugby. Tomorrow Zim's Young Sables take on Japan – long road back begins # Excited by the prospect of such a strong Australia A side coming to play cricket in Zim […]

Catholic nun’s gift to blind students

Standard Sunday, 29 May 2011 By Jennifer Dube Visually impaired pupils will soon have improved supply of textbooks just like their sighted counterparts, thanks to the work of a Harare-based Catholic nun. When many local publishers were jostling over a government printing contract to supply school textbooks under the US$70 million government-Unicef Education Transition Fund […]

Welshman Ncube engages ‘Plan B’ after DPM snub

Standard Sunday, 29 May 2011 By Nqaba Matshazi SADDLED with various court cases and a potentially strength sapping wrangle over the deputy premiership, Welshman Ncube, leader of an MDC faction, has refused to back down, rolling out an elaborate campaign plan. Since being elected to lead his party, Ncube was frustrated by President Robert Mugabe, […]

Cricket side is being polished for Test exam

Times Live 28th May 2011 Zimbabwe”s return to Test cricket in early August faces a major examination next month against powerful teams from Australia and South Africa. Australia are due to send two A-team squads, one for a series of four-day Test games and another for a limited-overs triangular tournament also involving South Africa. The […]