Monthly Archives: March 2016

MDC Stands By David Coltart

Radio VOP 30 March 2016 By Staff Reporter Harare, March 30, 2016 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has stood by party top official David Coltart who is under fire for allegedly publishing falsehoods concerning political rivals. The former education minister, who is also MDC Secretary for Legal and Constitutional Affairs, recently launched his book entitled […]

Gukurahundi: Lay off Coltart, says MDC.

The Zimbabwean 30 March 2016 THE opposition MDC party has condemned attacks on party Senator David Coltart by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the justice ministry secretary, accusing both of trying to intimidate and harass citizens exercising their right to freedom of expression. Self-assured and usually unflappable, Mnangagwa hardly reacts to adverse media reports about […]

MDC Press Statement on David Coltart threats

MDC Press statement 30 March 2016 It has been almost one month since MDC Secretary for Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Senator David Coltart, launched his book entitled “The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe”. Senator Coltart is a human rights defender, politician, lawyer and community activist. In terms of our national constitution, as […]

Coltart’s claims a reverse to the democratic gains- MDC-T official

Bulawayo 24 News 29 March 2016 AN MDC-T official Promise NMkhwananzi has said claims made by MDC senior official and former Education Minister David Coltart in his book are a serious reverse of the gains of the democratic process which were instigated by the opposition party. Coltart claimed in his book that MDC-T leader Morgan […]

Zimbabweans Urged to Push for Private Citizens’ Bill to Address 5 Brigade Atrocities

VOA Studio 7 By Gibbs Dube 27 March 2016 WASHINGTON — Zimbabweans have been urged to push for a private citizens’ bill, which will result in the tackling of the Gukurahundi atrocities of the 1980s that left an estimated 20,000 people dead, hundreds displaced and others maimed. Dr. Shepherd Mpofu of the University of Johannesburg […]

Lawyer vs Zimbabwe vice-president

Independent Foreign Service 27 March 2016 at 12:11pm By: Peta Thornycroft Harare – Zimbabwe’s former education minister David Coltart says he is ready to face vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa in court after the Zanu-PF strongman threatened to sue him. Mnangagwa is tipped to succeed President Robert Mugabe, 92, when he retires or dies. The row emerged […]

Nyagomo Blasts Mnangagwa Over Gukurahundi Atrocities

Zimeye 24 March 2016 The President of The Progressive Democrats of Zimbabwe(PDZ), Barbara Nyagomo, has called on embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resign following revelations that he made controversial remarks during the Gukurahundi atrocities in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces. In a statement released earlier today Nyagomo said instead of attempting to pour cold water […]

“Tsvangirai Trained Bandits in South Africa” alleges The Herald in distorting what is written in #StruggleContinues

The Herald, 24 March 2016 By Tichaona Zindoga Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in 2006 trained bandits in South Africa in preparation for a violent takeover of power in Zimbabwe, a new book by former Member of Parliament for Bulawayo South David Coltart has revealed. Editor’s note – the book #StruggleContinues does not state that Tsvangirai […]

Zimbabweans Urged to Openly Discuss 5 Brigade Atrocities

VOA Studio 7 By Gibbs Dube 24 March 2016 WASHINGTON DC — President Robert Mugabe once described the Five Brigade atrocities in Matabeleland and the Midlands provinces in the 1980s as a moment of madness. In the late 1980s, he set up an inter-ministerial committee headed by the late Vice President John Nkomo to look […]

Congratulations To Senator David Coltart For His Book

Nigeria News Statement by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights 23 March 2016 Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights would like to congratulate prolific Bulawayo human rights lawyer and esteemed legislator Honorable Senator David Coltart for his compelling book: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES – 50 YEARS OF TYRANNY IN ZIMBABWE. Coltart’s book is one piece of literary work […]