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The internet in Zimbabwe can still be shut down (probably will), the court ruling that outlawed it last time wasn’t enough

Zimbabwe is or maybe not at the brink of yet another massive demonstration by the citizens against the government. When this demonstration planned for tomorrow the 31st of July was being discussed on Twitter, I dismissed it as something that wasn’t going to happen. Well the government seems to believe the demos are going to […]


Jonathan Moyo says Govt will shut down the internet before 31 July protests

Former Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development Jonathan Moyo tweeted that the government is going to shut down the internet ahead of demonstrations by Zimbabweans on the 31st of July. The former government official announced that this decision was made by President Mnangagwa, Owen Ncube (Minister of State) and Isaac Moyo […]


We Compensated Everyone Who Couldn’t Use Their Data Bundles During Internet Shutdown – Econet

Econet has, to date, refunded all the customers who didn’t get to use their data bundles during the Internet Shutdown according to its Chief Operating Officer, Fayaz King. Mr King was speaking in reply to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information Communication which received complaints from “the public”/customers that some service providers had not refunded […]


The Court Must Decide On The Greater Legal Issues Regarding Internet Shutdown, Veritas Lawyers Agrees With Our Earlier Position

So when the court ruled that the internet shutdown was illegal and connectivity should be restored, we wrote that the grounds for the decision were not sufficient to prevent the government from shutting down the internet again. To be honest, the government in Zimbabwe has gone against court rulings before however, it is prudent to […]


Internet Will Be Shut Down Again In the Future To Curb “Chaos And Mayhem In Society”- Presidential Spokeman, George Charamba

I was a fool to think that, our government was regretting its decision to shut down the internet a couple of weeks ago, apparently not. In fact, it will shut it down again in future when protests happen again according to Presidential Spokesperson, George Charamba. In an interview he said: As a matter of fact, it’s […]


President Mnangagwa Justifies Internet Shut Down, Although “He Deeply Believes In Freedom Of Speech And Expression”

If you were thinking that President Mnangagwa was going to regret or repent for last week’s decision to switch off the internet, then you are in for a disappointment. Although he “believes deeply in the freedom of speech, the Presidents said it was justified in shutting down the internet as social media was being used […]


Netone To Compensate Customers Who Were Affected By The Internet Shut Down

Last week’s internet blackout saw many people’s internet bundles expiring without using them. Therefore, Netone wants to do its subscribers a favour to compensate those who didn’t get to use their internet bundles during the course of the internet shut down. On its Twitter page, Netone tweeted: Dear Valued Customer, Please Be Advised that all […]


This Is The Law Government Used To Shutdown Zimbabwe’s Internet: It Really Doesn’t Say They Can Shut The Internet

So despite a baldfaced lying attempt by the Deputy Minister of Information on national television that the government did not shutdown the internet we have it on good authority they did indeed force Econet and other Internet Access Providers to shutdown the internet. So what is the government trying to hide here? What do they […]


You Can’t Buy ZESA And Other Stuff Using EcoCash Because Econet Has Switched Off The Internet

So Econet’s decision to follow the government directive to switch off the internet has more casualties than just the repression of the flow of information in the country during the labour protests happening right now. The flow of money has been affected too. Limited use of Ecocash As soon as Econet threw the switch turning […]