David Jesse managed to have The Insider website shut down for 30 hours on 9 August. His claim was that: “Since 2002 the Zimbabwe Minister of Education David Coltart has solicited a Mugabe journalist to publish false and fictitious information in regard the writer and his wife and his two minor children to the internet.”
This was not true. The Insider published its first story on Jesse in August 2001. Jesse cited 10 stories he wanted removed from The Insider website. To give our readers a true perspective of what has been happening over the past decade, we are re-publishing the stories that we wrote about Jesse, so that our readers can judge for themselves.