Monthly Archives: December 2012

MDCs to form grand coalition?

News Day By Moses Matenga 29 December 2012 THE two MDC parties in the inclusive government and several other smaller political formations are reportedly planning to rally behind one presidential candidate in a grand coalition to supplant the President Robert Mugabe-led Zanu PF regime in next year’s harmonised elections. Although the pleas to unite the […]

Minister David Coltart calls for halls of fame

News Day By Khanyile Mlotshwa 28 December 2012 Contributing to the debate sparked by the failed bid to declare the late soccer star Adam Ndlovu a hero, Coltart wrote on the social network Facebook that the country should honour its celebrated citizens during their lifetime. “The main point I made when speaking at Adam Ndlovu’s funeral was that we need […]

MDC Factions Express Desire for Electoral Pact in 2013

 Voice of America [Zimbabwe] By Blessings Zulu and Violet Gonda 27 December 2012 As Zimbabwe prepares for elections in 2013, leaders within both major formations of the Movement for Democratic Change have expressed at least tentative interest in a pact to help them defeat ZANU-PF and President Robert Mugabe. Secretary General of the MDC-Tsvangirai formation, […]

Electoral pact: Ncube the pessimist vs Coltart the optimist

New Zimbabwe By Welshman Ncube and David Coltart 27 December 2012 Following a report on this site last week that MDC leader Welshman Ncube and Senator David Coltart were at odds over need for an electoral pact ahead of the 2013 elections, the two have sought to play down their differences, yet doubling down on […]

Invest in sport – Coltart

The Zimbabwe Mail 26 December 2012 Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David Coltart says there is need for Zimbabweans to invest in sport if the country is to prosper in 2013. Senator Coltart said the country needs to emulate the German model of development and capitalise on the rich history the country has […]

Hats off to Senator David Coltart

ZimEye By Benjamin Chitate 25 December 2012 Dear Editor I read with a mixture of disbelief and interest a recent media article which quoted Senator David Coltart suggesting an alliance between MDC-N and MDC-T as “absolutely necessary” ahead of elections next year. Many people, myself included, have said the same thing before, but dismissed by […]

A drought situation

ESPN Cricinfo By Liam Brickhill 25 December 2012 Zimbabwe played eight international matches this year, one of which included their heaviest Test defeat After the hope and promise of 2011, Zimbabwe’s 2012 began with their heaviest-ever defeat in Test match cricket and barely picked up thereafter. Not a single international match was played on Zimbabwean […]

Thousands attend Adam Ndlovu’s burial

The Standard By Sukoluhle Mtwetha 23 December 2012 THOUSANDS of people from all walks of life thronged Lady Stanley Cemetery in Bulawayo to pay their last respects to former Warriors, Highlanders striker and Chicken Inn coach Adam Ndlovu yesterday. Ndlovu died on his way to hospital after being involved in an accident while travelling with his […]

Coltart differs with Ncube over election pact

New Zimbabwe 23 December 2012 MDC senator David Coltart has differed sharply with his boss, Welshman Ncube, over the need for an electoral pact with Morgan Tsvangirai, declaring that an alliance is “absolutely necessary” ahead of elections next year. Ncube, leader of the MDC, dismissed chances of any such coalition with the MDC-T recently saying […]

Adamski laid to rest

The Standard By Fortune Mbele 23 December 2012 Soccer legend Adam “Adamski” Ndlovu got an emotional send-off as thousands of people from across the country gathered at the Lady Stanley Cemetery to bid farewell to the football icon who died in an accident near Victoria falls last Sunday. Mourners included former and current players, fans, politicians […]