Monthly Archives: June 2011

Zim Vigil’s Rose Benton on Question Time

SW Radio Africa 29 June 2011 For nearly 9 years the Zimbabwe Vigil has been protesting in London against human rights violations in Zimbabwe. Rose Benton, one of the coordinators, joins Question Time to tackle issues raised by listeners. Why are Zimbabweans in the Diaspora apathetic when it comes to protesting? How does the Vigil […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-26

14 year old Zimbabwean Sean Crocker has qualified to play in #golf Junior World Champs in San Diego USA in July. Zim is right behind you! # "National security issues…will have to take precedence over politics as happened after the March 29 2008 elections" Jonathan Moyo 19/6/11 # "A message that those who do not […]

Tsvangirai and Biti`s lives in grave danger

Daily News 24 June 2011 As tension within the inclusive government continues to mount, there are fresh fears that the lives of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Finance Minister tendai Biti are in grave danger. Sources in the security sector and the MDC who spoke to the Daily News last night said there were worrying […]

Hold horses on school condoms – Coltart

Newsday By Fortune Moyo 24 June 2011 Education minister David Coltart has declared distribution of condoms in schools will not take place until government was satisfied with the programme. On Monday, the National Aids Council (NAC) said it was proposing amendments to a number of laws that could see the distribution of condoms at schools […]

Hockey preparations intensify

Newsday 23 June 2011 The Zimbabwe men’s hockey team coach Bill Birkett Wednesday hailed the renewed interest in the sport as the country prepares to host the Africa Olympic Games qualifiers set for Bulawayo in September. Government and the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee through the Olympic Solidarity funding have been trying to revive the sport. “These […]

Textbooks Not for Sale -David Coltart

Zimbabwe Community Radio 22 June 2011 Education, arts, sport and culture minister David Coltart says his ministry will tighten monitoring measures on the textbooks that were distributed to all primary schools. Speaking to Zimbabwe Community Radio, Coltart said his ministry has received a number of reports that some schools are illegally selling the textbooks. […]

Moyo threatens security mayhem over poll roadmap

Zimbabwean 22 June 2011 By Vusimusi Bhebhe Desperate Zanu (PF) hardliners could be forced to assassinate a high-profile figure in order to justify the holding of elections this year, Education Minister David Coltart warned this week as a key ally of embattled President Robert Mugabe threatened that “all hell will break loose” over a poll roadmap […]

Victoria High in bad state – Coltart 21 June 2011 By Charity Munaki The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture David Coltart this week visited the Government owned Victoria High School amid complaints from parents and students that conditions had gone down. He agreed that conditions had become appalling. Coltart said during the visit that, “I have come to see the state […]

Workers to strike over salaries as Ministers get luxury cars 20 June 2011 State workers in Zimbabwe are up in arms against the government over salaries after it emerged that 140 top-of-the-range American cars had been acquired for ministers and top officials. With more than 200 000 Zimbabwean workers earning between US$150 and US$200 per month, unions in the southern African country have begun […]

Learn-now-pay-later unsustainable

Herald by Daniel Nemukuyu 20 June 2011 As Zimbabwe is highly respected for valuing education as a fundamental right for every child, the policy compelling schools to accept children without paying fees has left most institutions teetering on the brink of collapse. While the Government did the honourable thing and came up with a noble […]