Interview – Supa Mandiwanzira clarifies Zimbabwe’s position on social media regulation, responds to corruption allegations

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Zimbabwe’s Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira

In the past month, there has been a lot of debate around the likelihood of social media regulation in Zimbabwe.

This has been fueled by developments like the statement released by the telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, as well the focus on online activist efforts like the #ThisFlag campaign led by a Zimbabwean pastor, Evan Mawarire.

In a recent interview on local radio station Star FM, Supa Mandiwanzira, Zimbabwe’s minister of ICT spoke about how there wouldn’t be any social media regulation unless the need arose – referencing cases of social media abuse that included revenge porn and the encouragement of civil unrest.

He also took the opportunity to talk about allegations of corruption levelled against him as well as his encounter with Evan Mawarire.

You can listen to the interview by following the YouTube link below


One response

  1. @n0nym0u$

    He’s just one of the many people who believe this country is Zvimbabwe.

    Thinking that they are entitled to the positions they have and going about lecturing people and labeling them as enemies.

    After all, they fought and won the war, all by themselves, the idea of nationality, patriotism and any national symbol is their sole intellectual property.

    They come up with definitions of “encouragement of civil unrest” and change it to suit their comfort.

    Smiling and nodding frantically at the President.

    Wearing suits and making sure they use as much state money as possible for their luxury.

    All a bunch of empty heads who wouldn’t survive a week in the life of every Zimbabwean without all those entitlements and favours they get.

    I bet this is civil unrest by Supa Mandiwanziras book….

    Well, guess what Supa?

    It’ll get worse. And that smug smile will be transferred to the man on the street who struggles to even get a meal each day!!