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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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Mujuru will be ‘significant ally’ for Tsvangirai

Bulawayo 24 News 20 March 2017 Former vice president Joice Mujuru will be a significant ally for Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of next year’s elections, an analyst says. Mujuru and Tsvangirai signed a pact in Harare on Wednesday to pave the way for a coalition of opposition parties to face President Robert […]

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Goats-for-school-fees plan is ‘problematic’, says Zimbabwe’s opposition

Business Day By Ray Ndlovu 19 March 2017 A proposal by Zimbabwe’s education minister has set the country abuzz, over his suggestion for school fees to be settled in livestock, in particular goats. Strong doubts remain, however, about the feasibility of Lazarus Dokora’s proposal, with unions dismissing this as banter. However, Dokora who has a […]

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The Matabeleland Massacres: Britain’s wilful blindness

The International History Review By Hazel Cameron 10 April 2017 ABSTRACT This article explores an episode of post-colonial state violence in the newly independent Zimbabwe, namely state-sanctioned atrocities by the army unit known as Fifth Brigade, perpetrated against the Ndebele of Matabeleland and Midlands region. This episode of political and ethnic violence that occurred between […]

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Tsvangirai is the anointed demigod of opposition politics

Bulawayo 24 News By Stephen Jakes 20 March 2017 A political analyst Rejoice Ngwenya has said MDc-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai seem to be an anointed demigod of the opposition in which any one who attacks him would have touched a wrong baton. He said of late, he have listened with a great deal of bemusement, […]

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Coltart almost run over in incident: Reckless driver opposes traffic

The Chronicle By Nqobile Tshili 11th March 2017 Former Education Minister David Coltart was almost run over by a reckless driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road in Bulawayo yesterday. Mr Coltart posted the road rage video on Facebook showing the driver of a white Mercedes Benz C Class registration number […]

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Zimbabwe’s first Chief Justice dies

Bulawayo News 24 By Ndou Paul 24 February 2017 Zimbabwe’s first Chief Justice John Fieldsend has died at the age of 95. Justice Fieldsend died on Wednesday after a long and courageous fight against lung cancer. Chief Justice Fieldsend was appointed for a fixed term and assumed office on 1 July 1980. Born in England, […]

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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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