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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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Cephas Msipa: One of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots

Financial Gazette By Senator David Coltart 20th October 2016 CEPHAS Msipa’s death this week has robbed Zimbabwe of one of her greatest statesmen and patriots. Although I first only got to meet him in 1994, he became a valued friend, a wise counsellor and an inspirational figure in my life. Although Msipa has captured the […]

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Why the allegations of sexual assault levelled against Donald Trump should concern us all

Senator David Coltart Blog 15th October 2016 In December 1983 the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace instructed me to record statements from hundreds of women victims of Gukurahundi at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Bulawayo. I record the event at page 151 of my book “The Struggle Continues : 50 years of tyranny in […]

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Cyril Ndebele dies

Newsday By Linda Chinobva 8th October 2016 FORMER Speaker of Parliament and PF Zapu stalwart Cyril Ndebele has died. Ndebele passed on yesterday morning in Bulawayo. The cause of his death could not be ascertained. Zapu deputy national spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa said Ndebele immensely contributed to the growth of the party, both before and after […]

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Zimbabwe’s military and ruling party will do anything to hold on to power warns former minister

International Business Times By Elsa Buchanan September 14, 2016 Former Minister David Coltart claims military will “do anything in their power to hang on” in 2018 polls. Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, and the military may be fracturing along generational lines but many underestimate party members and officers’ determination to stay in power as the 2018 […]

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Zimbabwe’s military and ruling party will do anything to hold on to power warns former minister

International Business Times By Elsa Buchanan 14th September 2016 Former Minister David Coltart claims military will “do anything in their power to hang on” in 2018 polls. Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, and the military may be fracturing along generational lines but many underestimate party members and officers’ determination to stay in power as the 2018 […]

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Ten arrested over anthem, flag at Zimbabwe v New Zealand cricket Test

The Standard By Obey Manayiti 7th August 2016 POLICE yesterday arrested at least 10 people during the Zimbabwe cricket team’s high-profile second Test match against New Zealand at Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club as spectators sang the national anthem and waved flags in protest against the political and economic situation in the country. There were anti-government […]

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Rights groups slam charges against Zim pastor

News24 Correspondent 12th July 2016 Harare – “These charges are baseless.” That was the reaction of one of Zimbabwe’s best-known human rights lawyers, David Coltart, on hearing that Evan Mawarire, the pastor who has led calls for peaceful stayaways in the troubled southern African country, had been charged on Tuesday with inciting public violence. Though […]

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