Last year in March we wrote about President Mnangagwa increasing his online presence when he launched a website. The website was only one of other several platforms (Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp) on which the President had a presence.
Out of curiosity, today we went back to the site to check what new content about His Excellency was now available. And my, my what we saw.
A tale of seeking lovers
What was once ED Mnangagwa’s website is now a man’s lifestyle and dating site. The website is still called edmnangagwa.com but what was once an autobiography-site of our President is now a site of those seeking partners. This is how the homepage of the website now looks:
And this is how the homepage of the website looked when President Mnangagwa was still using it:
So what happened?
The website was hacked? Perish the thought, because it wasn’t. What happened is pretty simple; the domain name which was used for President Mnangagwa’s website expired and it was re-released for registration by anybody on a first-come first-served basis. Somebody then bought it and registered it for this man’s lifestyle website.
It would have been great if the President had paid for the domain name and kept on engaging with the citizens on his website.