The Struggle Continues

50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe

David Coltart


  • Jacana
  • Johannesburg
  • 2016
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 680 pages

The book is available in Zimbabwe.


David Coltart is one of the most prominent political and human rights figures in Zimbabwe. In 2000, he was elected to Parliament and, following the creation of a ‘coalition’ government in September 2008, he was appointed Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, a position he held until August 2013. Over the years, Coltart has been threatened, detained, spuriously prosecuted and has survived several direct attempts on his life. For three decades, Coltart has kept detailed notes and records of all his work, including a meticulous diary of Cabinet dealings, the source material for much of his book.


This elegantly written book amounts to far more than the memoir of a lawyer, politician and campaigner. In essence David Coltart has composed an extended love letter to Zimbabwe, to the 'people, hills, rivers, plains and trees...' - David Blair, Daily Telegraph


David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer, Christian leader and politician. He was a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change when it was established in 1999.