Internet Shutdown scare as Zim heads for Key Polls

ZIMBABWE may suffer an internet shutdown in the 2023 general election, just like Uganda and Zambia in 2021. In 2019, Freedom House rated Zimbabwe as a “not free” country with a 28% global freedom score after the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led administration shut down the internet for over a week.

The Information deputy minister at the time, Energy Mutodi, stated that the court’s ruling, which ended the shutdown amid the January protest, was not in defence of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights and that the internet shutdown was not illegal.

The government’s stand depicts an administration willing to trample on citizens’ rights without remorse…..

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