Articles tagged 'david coltart'

We've valid concerns against Zec: Coltart 25 July 2018 HARARE - Respected lawyer David Coltart has accused some quarters in the international community of backing Zanu PF by brushing aside their concerns against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's (Zec) credibility to hold free and fair elections. The MDC Alliance has been holding demonstrations a...
Coltart dismiss PAFL survey 1 June 2018 HARARE - Senior MDC official David Coltart has dismissed the results of a poll by the Pan-African Forum Limited (PAFL) which claimed on Wednesday that President Emmerson Mnangagwa would win 70 percent of the vote if elections were held now. Writing on Twitter, Coltart dismissed the PAFL as a ...
ZC board must go, says Coltart 6 April 2018 HARARE - Former Sports minister David Coltart wants the entire Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board dissolved after they sacked national team coach Heath Streak and his entire technical team recently. Convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu and captain Graeme Cremer were also relieved of their duties after...
SOUTHERN NEWS | 'Tsvangirai departure will spell doom' 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Respected lawyer David Coltart, believes no one among the current crop of opposition leaders can fit in the shoes of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, saying he was the only one with the national appeal and stamina to beat Zanu PF in the next elections. The former Education minister ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Ex-minister claims ED can't win free, fair poll 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Respected lawyer David Coltart has said Zanu PF will drop parliamentary seats in the coming election as the revolutionary party struggles to assert its authority under the new leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. While Coltart appeared optimistic that the ruling party had far...
Mnangagwa challenged to 'come clean' 18 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Education minister David Coltart has waded into Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars, becoming the latest prominent figure to challenge Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “come clean” on his mooted presidential aspirations. This comes as Zanu PF's two majo...
'Vulnerable Mugabe will use violence' 26 July 2016 BULAWAYO - A former cabinet minister says embattled President Robert Mugabe, who is struggling to fend off growing resistance to his governance — both from with and outside — could use bloodletting violence as the last line of defence to protect his family and job. The warning, made by former ...
'Mnangagwa should apologise first for Gukurahundi' 17 May 2016 BULAWAYO - It will be prudent for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to issue a public apology on his role during the Gukurahundi atrocities if he truly aspires to be the next president of Zimbabwe, ex-Education minister David Coltart has said. Responding to a question on the VP's suitability f...
Zapu dares Mnangagwa on Gukurahundi 4 April 2016 BULAWAYO - With former Education minister David Coltart opening a can of worms with his recently released autobiography — the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has dared beleaguered Vice President Emmerson Mngangagwa to come clean on the role he played in the Gukurahundi atrocities. Although President ...
Justice perm sec wades into Coltart, Mnangagwa row 24 March 2016 BULAWAYO - The Justice minister is not intimidating anyone against openly speaking about the Gukurahundi atrocities but will not hesitate to actively act upon falsehoods, a senior official said yesterday. The permanent secretary in the Justice ministry, Virginia Mabhiza, said yesterday the min...
Coltart attacks VP over Gukurahundi 23 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Former Education minister David Coltart says he is ready to face Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in court after the Midlands godfather threatened to sue him over remarks that the VP allegedly made at the time of the Gukurahundi massacres in the early 1980s. In an interview with th...
Ask for forgiveness, Mugabe advised 10 January 2016 BULAWAYO - President Robert Mugabe has been advised to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres of the early 1980s that left an estimated 20 000 people dead mainly in Matabeleland and the Midlands. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News on Sunday at the weekend, respected politician and f...
Zanu PF will fall in 2018 — Coltart 24 November 2015 MUTARE - Respected former Education minister David Coltart has predicted the fall of President Robert Mugabe's post-congress Zanu PF in the much-awaited 2018 national elections. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Coltart said last year's  brutal purging of former Vice Pres...
'Keep politics out of sport' 3 February 2015 HARARE - Former Sports minister David Coltart says the ongoing Zifa saga is an extension of the country's national and intra-party politics. World football governing body Fifa at the weekend was forced to issue a statement warning that Zifa would be banned from international football if the go...
Zim Cricket needs a miracle: Coltart 31 July 2014 HARARE - Former Sports minister David Coltart believes Zimbabwe Cricket’s latest slump at the hands of war-torn Afghanistan comes as no surprise and is a culmination of “lack of sound policy” by the sport’s leadership. In a series where the Test playing nation was expected to run over the seco...
'Don't scrap teacher incentives' 15 November 2013 HARARE - Former Education minister David Coltart, has urged government not to rescind teachers' incentives until it is able to pay educators decent salaries. There have been reports that the ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is mulling withdrawing teachers' incentive saying only 38 p...
Coltart defends Mugabe 9 October 2013 HARARE - David Coltart, the former Education minister, has praised President Robert Mugabe for prioritising practical subjects in the education curriculum, saying it was long overdue. This comes as Mugabe has been forced to explain that  his new controversial minister of State for Liaising on ...
Schools to close early 6 July 2013 HARARE - David Coltart says Zimbabwe's second term will now close one week earlier to pave way for preparations for elections which will be held on July 31, this year. Schools will now close on July 26 instead of August 4, 2013. “This is necessary to enable the participation of teachers in ...
Zim's tech-savvy public figures 31 March 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's public figures are increasingly utilising information technology gismos to promote their profiles in the seamless global village that the world has become thanks to technology. The Internet provides cheaper platforms for celebrities and other public figures to publicise their ...
Zim literacy levels exaggerated: Coltart 27 February 2013 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe's exaggerated literacy rate by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has caused complacency leading to lower pass rates and standards in schools, minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart has said. Speaking during a book launch at the Bulawayo Ar...
Coltart averse to criticism 12 February 2013 HARARE - In my view, Education, Sports, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart, fits perfectly into William Shakespeare s statement that: there is no art to find minds construction in the face; he was a gentleman on whom I had built an absolute trust . Simplified the Shakespearean statement, in ...
Coltart appoints new SRC board 7 February 2013 HARARE - Sports minister David Coltart yesterday announced the new Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) board, returning lawyer Joseph James as chairperson. Bulawayo-based James, a former lower league football player, will lead the eight-member board of the country s supreme sport governing ass...
'Govt biggest threat to education' 7 February 2013 BULAWAYO - Government remains the biggest threat to the development of the education sector, a Cabinet minister has said. Education minister David Coltart (pictured) has blamed the poor pass rate recorded for last year s O Level examinations on warped government priorities, which have seen minist...
Coltart admits 'O' Level results 'crisis' 6 February 2013 HARARE - Education minister David Coltart yesterday blamed the disappointing November 2012 Ordinary Level examination results on the extreme crisis in education experienced between approximately 2005 and 2009 . Results released on Monday showed 81,6 percent of the 172 698 who sat for the examinat...
Coltart could reverse gains made in cricket 31 January 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa is a gentleman at the heart of a gentlemen s game. His firm commitment to cricket is never in doubt even in the face of stormy waters created by a directive from Education, Sports, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart which hav...