Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thousands take part in pro-Mugabe march

Business Day Live By Ray Ndlovu 25th May 2016 THOUSANDS of backers of Zimbabwe’s ruling party marched in the capital on Wednesday in support of President Robert Mugabe. “This is a special event by our dynamic youth league in support of our icon,” Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said. “The theme […]

Under-fire Mugabe party staging Zimbabwe ‘Million Man March’ to support 92-year-old ‘icon’

Bloomberg News By Brian Latham Chengetai Zvauya Godfrey Marawanyika 25th May 2016 THOUSANDS of backers of Zimbabwe’s ruling party will march in the capital on Wednesday in support of President Robert Mugabe, spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said. “This is a special event by our dynamic youth league in support of our icon,” the Zimbabwe African […]

Should military be involved in business?

Zimbabwe Independent By Herbert Moyo 20th May 2016 ZIMBABWEANS are unlikely to be rubbing their hands in anticipation of tangible benefits accruing to Treasury after last week’s announcement by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa that the military will be partnering a South African mining company in a chrome smelting project in Kwekwe. According to Chidhakwa, the […]

Mnangagwa was apologise first for Gukurahundi

Daily News 17 May 2016 By Jeffrey Muvundusi It will be prudent for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to issue a public apology on his role during the Gukurahundi atrocities if he truly aspires to be the next president of Zimbabwe, ex-Education minister David Coltart has said. Responding to a question on the VP’s suitability for […]

Op-Ed: Reckoning nears for Mugabe’s Heirs

Daily Maverick By Dr Stuart Doran 16 May 2016 Times are changing in Zimbabwe as Mugabe’s end nears, but would-be successors are facing uncomfortable questions and equally uneasy choices. The way they react to these dilemmas will shape the country’s future. Dr Stuart Doran is a historian and the author of a forthcoming book, Kingdom, […]

Gukurahundi: VP must apologise – Coltart

The Zimbabwean 15 May 2016 FORMER MDC Khumalo Senator, David Coltart, has challenged Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to publicly apologise for his role in the 1980s Gukurahundi atrocities or accept he has no hope in the succession race. In his recently-published book ‘The Struggle Continues :50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe’, Coltart claims that Mnangagwa, […]

Write Your Own Books – Coltart Tells Moyo, Charamba

Radio VOP By Dumisani Nyoni May 14 2016 Bulawayo, May 14, 2016—FORMER Education minister, David Coltart has challenged Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and Presidential spokesman George Charamba to write their own accounts of national issues and stop attacking him for doing the same. Coltart recently published his book entitled, “Struggle Continues: 50 Years of […]

National Pledge – When a Nation Lacks Self-Belief

The Herald By Nathaniel Manheru 14 May 2016 I am conflicted. I would have wanted to deal with David Coltart’s book or, better still, deal with the whole debate around bond notes, both of them quite urgent and substantive. But I find myself having to deal with a matter that by now should have been […]

Coltart condemns UDI and explains days in the police force

The New Examiner By Sibonokuhle Ndlovu 14 May 2016 The former Minister of Education and Bulawayo South senator, David Coltart, addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Press Club on Thursday said the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) by Ian Smith’s regime in 1965 was “illegal and oppressive” and cannot be defended. He also opened up about […]

David Coltart defends the recently-launched national pledge?

The Chronicle By Nqobile Tshili 14 May 2016 FORMER Minister of Education, Sport and Culture David Coltart has defended the recently-launched national pledge saying it is correct in principle but wrongly implemented. The pledge was launched in schools at the beginning school term on May, 3, but was received with mixed reactions as public schools […]