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Coltart, David; Bulawayo South Candidate 2000

Inter-parliamentary Union In May 2000 when Mr. Coltart attempted to register his candidacy for the MDC party, the Registrar General attempted to bar his nomination claiming he was a British citizen and therefore, ineligible to be nominated. Mr. Coltart was required to prove he was not a British citizen and was a Zimbabwean citizen. In […]

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Speech – Bulawayo Club

Mr Chairman, Gentlemen, When Bill Lewis asked me about a month ago to speak tonight I was delighted for two reasons. Firstly I looked forward to the opportunity of being able to speak to fellow members and friends. I’m afraid that that hope has been dashed somewhat because a few moments ago, the Chairman turned […]

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Report by David Coltart: A Brief History of the Bulawayo Legal Projects Centre

A Brief History of the Bulawayo Legal Projects Centre By David Coltart July 1994 The genesis of the Bulawayo Legal Projects Centre is found in the activities of two Zimbabwe law Students in the 1970s. Ian Donovan in the early 1970s was instrumental in setting up the Legal Aid Clinic at the then University of […]

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‘Bishop was victim of bizarre Zimbabwe beatings’

Weekend Argus By Peta Thornycroft 12 February 2017 Cape Town – Zimbabwe’s top human rights lawyer David Coltart released details of some of the boys’ suffering in a 24 page report to Independent Newspapers. More and more of Smyth’s victims have come forward to tell their stories about the beatings and humiliation and sexual confusion […]

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How many more rigged elections and murders will it take for Madhuku to finally accept we need reforms

Bulawayo 24 News 22 January 2017 By Patrick Guramatunhu “We cannot say anything other than condemn those who are resorting to violence and we only hope our plea will convert them because it does not help our democracy,” said Professor Madhuku. He was reacting to the story of the beating of his NCA Bikita West […]

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Kirsty Coventry happy with swimming development in Zim

Newsday 21 January 2017 By Sakheleni Nxumalo LEGENDARY Zimbabwean swimmer, Kirsty Coventry says she is encouraged by efforts to develop the sport at grassroots level and feels vindicated for choosing to return home after her retirement. Coventry was in Bulawayo yesterday, where she was the guest of honour at the official opening of Petra High […]

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“Barbourfields Stadium must be named after Lookout Masuku no matter what”- commentator

Bulawayo News 24 By Stephen Jakes 16 January 2017 A political commentator and leader of the Zimbabwe Communist Party Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena has insisted that Barbourfields Stadium must be named after the late Zipra Commander Lookout Masuku following Bulawayo City Councillors’ reneging to do so as they opposed the change of historical names but only […]

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Government slams critics over new curriculum

Bulawayo 24 News 15 January 2017 THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says implementation of the new curriculum has been smooth so far with no challenges reported from schools, amid criticism from some individuals and teacher organisations that the process was rushed. Implementation of the curriculum started on Tuesday last week when schools opened […]

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The Struggle Continues by David Coltart — becoming Zimbabwe – a Financial Times Review

The Financial Times History Section By Michael Holman 13th January 2017 An insider’s account of Robert Mugabe’s regime is also a brave act of defiance What is it about southern Africa that creates so many moral heavyweights? It seems that adversity and repression in that part of the world stimulate rather than inhibit, and bring […]

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Sikhala relates on oppression of whites by Zimbabwean government

Bulawayo 24 News By Stephen Jakes 7 January 2017 MDC-T senior official Job Wiwa Sikhala has related on how the Zimbabwean government resorted to harassing and oppression white Zimbabweans leading most of them to leave the country resulting to the economic crisis currently rocking the nation. “The incident that made me feel pity for white […]

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