Doug Coltart

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Douglas Coltart
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  • Political activist
ChildrenJessica, Douglas, Scott and Bethany

Douglas Coltart is a Zimbabwean political activist and lawyer. He was very active in 2016 when the #ThisFlag and Tajamuka movements gained traction. He is son to David Coltart.

Coltart has been active as a Human Rights Lawyer under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

In September 2019, Coltart was arrested along with the leaders of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe trade union following a protest for better working conditions.

Hopewell Chin'ono

Doug Coltart was representing journalist Hopewell Chin'ono together with Beatrice Mtetwa from the day he was picked up by the Zimbabwe Republic Police at his place in July 2020. On 31 August 2020 he was advised by Hopewell that he was not feeling well and he was tested for Covid-19 at Chikurubi Maximum Prison where he is being remanded.[1]


  1. [1], Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Published: 31 August, 2020, Accessed: 1 September, 2020

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