Monthly Archives: December 2016

David Coltart’s New Year message for 2017

Senator David Coltart 31st December 2016 I would like to wish all genuine Zimbabwean patriots and those who support the Zimbabwean struggle for democracy throughout the world a peaceful, productive and prosperous New Year. 2016 has been a difficult year for Zimbabweans with the economy in free fall and the country rudderless. It seems almost […]

Mnangagwa denies Gukurahundi role

Newsday 19 December 2016 By Blessed Mhlanga VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has denied accusations he played an active role in the Gukurahundi massacres, which reportedly claimed over 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands regions in the 1980s. Speaking in a recent interview with United Kingdom-based magazine New States Man, Mnangagwa said reports linking him to […]

Mugabe’s State of the Nation Address, National Budget Keeps Nation Hanging

Financial Gazette By Andrew Kunambura 15 December 2016 LISTENING to both President Robert Mugabe’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s 2017 National Budget presentation last week, many were left wondering what to make of the two. The SONA, presented two days ahead of the budget, was perhaps […] include “The Struggle Continues” as one of its “Best Books of 2016” By Julie Verhage and Simon Kennedy 8 December 2016 has included David Coltart’s “The Struggle Continues – 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe”, at the instance of its contributor Roland Rudd, the Chairman of Finsbury, as one of its best books of 2016. Rudd wrote the following: ““Coltart’s is a remarkable book by […]

Zimbabwe ‘has the strongest currency in Africa’: state media

News 24 7 December 2016 Harare – “This is a fact: Zimbabwe has the strongest currency in Africa”. Sounds unbelievable – but that’s what the official Herald newspaper claimed on Wednesday, hours after President Robert Mugabe resolutely avoided the vexed topic of bond notes in his State of the Nation Address (SONA). In its lead […]