The website of one of Zimbabwe’s most read daily newspapers, The Daily News, is down. We’re told by a reader that the website has been this way since at least yesterday morning. Currently, opening the www.dailynews.co.zw address loads a ‘403 Forbidden’ page served by the web hosting company.
Here’s a screenshot of the error page:
It’s not clear yet what has caused this. It might be the website was hacked and had to be taken offline. It might also just be an upgrade going on behind the scenes or even that the Daily News is moving the website from current hosts to a new one (in a not so smooth manner). Our checks show the website is currently hosted in South Africa by a company called Uniwebserve.
We’re reaching out to the Daily News to learn more.