Jun 26, 2020
Government suspends EcoCash and all mobile money. This is BAD, VERY BAD!
The Government has suspended mobile money transactions. This is the statement that was released this evening: Government has, with immediate effect, undertaken a series of prudent and coordinated interventions to deal with malpractices, criminality and economic sabotage perpetrated by the “wolves in sheep skins amongst our population” that His Excellency the President alluded to during […]
Mar 27, 2020
Dictatorship And Police State, Price To Pay To Defeat Coronavirus?
The Chinese government screwed up at the beginning of the COVID 19 outbreak in Wuhan. However, after the fact of the mass public health crisis, China has been quite effective in managing and containing it. Taiwan is touted as one of the countries that really handled this whole pandemic well, it never got to be […]
Sep 6, 2019
Zim’s Technology Eulogy To Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe has died. The man has been around for so long and has impacted life in Zimbabwe so much that his death at 95 can still feel like a surprise. Here is an attempt to track how Uncle Bob impacted the Zimbabwean technology ecosystem. The very beginning, Bob and his comrades The rise of […]
Aug 31, 2019
Bustop TV Thanks Zimbabweans & Shares Update About Gonyeti
Bustop TV has released a statement thanking Zimbabweans for standing by them following the abduction of one of it’s actors, Gonyeti. Here’s the statement: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all our colleagues, friends and family who stood by us during a storm that proved not to affect us only but […]
Aug 16, 2019
NSSA Scandal And Tech Pt 4: Employee Who Has Worked For -995 Years
Part 1: Zim Army, Africom, NSSA Robbed Zimbabweans Of Millions Part 2: Zim Workers’ Savings Used To Buy Telecel Or Were They? Part 3: Why Is Econet Mentioned In Audit Report? One of the areas that auditors were specifically asked to look into was the integrity of the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) database. This […]
Aug 14, 2019
NSSA Scandal And Tech Pt 3: Why Is Econet Mentioned In Audit Report?
Part 1: Zim Army, Africom, NSSA Robbed Zimbabweans Of Millions Part 2: Zim Workers’ Savings Used To Buy Telecel Or Were They? On Page 9 of the topical NSSA Forensic Audit Report there is a list of entities mentioned in the report. A glance there, and one notices Econet on the list. The telecoms giant […]
Aug 14, 2019
#NSSAGate Africom Dismisses Techzim Story By Confirming Every Detail In The Story
So Techzim published a breakdown of what happened between NSSA, the Zimbabwe military and Africom which resulted in Zimbabwean citizens bearing a USD15 million loan that had been acquired by Africom. PR games Africom has published some statement in newspapers ‘clarifying’ what happened. In the statement they claim that ‘certain elements of the media’ (which […]
Aug 13, 2019
NSSA Scandal And Tech Pt 2: Zim Workers’ Savings Used To Buy Telecel Or Were They?
Part 1 was about how the Zimbabwean army, an internet access company: Africom and the national social security authority: NSSA duped the Zimbabwean population out of millions of US Dollars. Part 1 was complex? Well this second installment is even more complex. Most of what’s below was obtained from a series of confidential letters and […]
Aug 11, 2019
NSSA Scandal And Tech Pt 1: Zim Army, Africom, NSSA Robbed Zimbabweans Of Millions
The NSSA forensic audit report which was made public a few weeks ago is making all the headlines. There is a lot in the report that is relevant to Zimbabwe’s tech space and we will break things down over a series of articles. Let’s start with the story of Africom, the army and NSSA. Starts […]
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