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Bulawayo South constituency: End of year letter – 2005

Dear Friends, I cannot believe how this year has flown. In some ways it seems just yesterday that I was honoured and grateful to be re-elected by you as an MDC MP with a 76% majority. However that was in March and eight months have gone by since then. You will recall that in the […]

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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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Hope and fear in Zimbabwe: Will the crocodile change his spots?

The Tutu Foundation By Michael Holman 12th December 2017 The immigration official at Harare’s Robert Mugabe international airport looked up from examining my passport, his face expressionless. “Why have you come to Zimbabwe?” “To celebrate,” I replied. “What will you be celebrating?” “Zimbabwe’s liberation,” I said, and I held my breath. Journalists without visas have […]

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How ED got it wrong with first Cabinet

The Standard By Violet Gonda 10th December 2017 Journalist Violet Gonda (VG) interviewed former Education minister David Coltart on the Hot Seat programme to understand President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet soon after he announced it on the 1st December 2017. This is the transcript of the interview which was done before President Mnangagwa changed his Cabinet […]

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An hour or so of Chopin and Beethoven may briefly calm the shattered minds of Zimbabweans

Catholic Herald Notebook 6th December 2017 By Petroc Trelawny I got an email this week inviting me to a recital by a pianist called Genaro Pereira. At the Zimbabwe Academy of Music in Bulawayo. Given the battered, troubled state of the country, it seems almost unbelievable that such events still take place. The people who […]

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Henry Olonga feared Mugabe thugs would kill him

Bulawayo News 24 2nd December 2017 Almost 15 years after Henry Olonga wore a black armband, Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe is finally over. “I’m stunned,” he says. “Here we are in a country that is Mugabe-less for the first time in 37 years. It’s extraordinary.” Henry Olonga had long assumed that Mugabe – who “held […]

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For Zimbabwe’s new president, a past tainted by a brutal massacre

CNN By David McKenzie and Brent Swails 1st December 2017 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (CNN) When the soldiers in the red berets arrived in Alice Mwale’s village in the fading light, they were not happy. “They asked me why I wasn’t at the political meeting. They said I had run away,” says Mwale, holding a crutch in […]

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It’s astonishing to see Chombo in leg irons, says Coltart

Bulawayo 24 News By Simbarashe Sithole 27th November 2017 The arrest of former Finance Minister Ignatious Chombo over a litany of graft-related allegations has been described by former Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart as the following of legal channels. “It is astonishing to see former Minister Chombo in leg irons. At […]

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