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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 […]

Why Did Zim’s Ministry Of Information Twitter Account Get Suspended?

Zimbabwe’s official Ministry of Information Twitter account got suspended at the end of March and without the Ministry of Information speaking on it it’s been pretty difficult to know what exactly is the reason behind that suspension. Why was the account suspended? Twitter accounts can be suspended on the following grounds; Spam – If the […]

Ex-President Robert Mugabe Used Uber In His Final Days, Says Former Minister

One Uber driver in Singapore had the honour (or dishonour) of having former, President Robert Mugabe in his/her car. According to Former Minister of Higher Education, Jonathan Moyo his late boss, Robert Mugabe used Uber as his daily mode of transport in Singapore before he died. In an ope-ed, the exiled former Minister wrote: Mugabe […]

Full Text: Jonathan Moyo’s Allegations Against Strive Masiyiwa – This Is War

Former Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo beef with Strive Masiyiwa is still on and the Professor has published a series of tweets containing disturbing allegations on the Econet’s Founder. What started as a mere exchange of opinions has turned into a war of words. 1/24 The self-righteous outburst by #StriveMasiyiwa, supported by his fellow bible-quoting juntapreneurs, in […]

War Of Words Between Strive Mayisiwa & Jonathan Moyo Continues

Strife Strive Masiyiwa’s move to delete his Twitter account in support of his wife’s boycott of the social media platform seems to be a never ending saga as the feud is roping in many other people and it seems now there’s a beef between Strive and Former Minister Jonathan Moyo. Jonathan Moyo was vocal (as […]

Informant Acie Lumumba’s Facebook Page Vanishes, Why?

Acie Lumumba is that former ZANU PF member who became infamous after he insulted the president when he launched his own party, Viva Zimbabwe. Since then Lumumba has been very vocal in the political scene and especially so in this whole not-coup-coup. He has been giving various updates especially through his Facebook page. He has […]

Jonathan Moyo’s Gmail hacked

Prominent and outspoken Zimbabwean politician, Jonathan Moyo, said yesterday that his Gmail account was hacked and his password changed. As a result, he’s been locked out of his mailbox. The hack, according to him, happened yesterday around 3PM (16 September). Moyo also said yesterday that Google has so far refused to give him back control of the mailbox. […]

Zanu-PF politicians on Kwese TV: Sudden progressive thinking or just usual politics?

Yesterday, through an article in The Herald, some unnamed people (who are probably just either the media & broadcasting services ministry, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, or a media parastatal under the ministry) accused Dr. Dish of lobbying politicians in their drive to establish Kwese TV services in Zimbabwe. If you have been following the stories around the […]

“ZBC-TV really sucks!” says Jonathan Moyo

It’s one thing ordinary people knowing that ZBC TV, the government owned television station in Zimbabwe, is bad. It is quite another when a government minister, and one that has been in charge of ZBC itself twice says it himself. “ZBC-TV really sucks” said Jonathan Moyo today in a tweet today. Moyo was commenting on […]

STEM focused Robert Mugabe University will cost $1 billion & Zimbabweans are angry

Yesterday, the government announced that it has approved the spending of at least US $1 billion to establish a STEM focused university in honour of President Robert Mugabe. The amount allocated to the university is equivalent to about a quarter of Zimbabwe’s annual budget. The Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, Jonathan Moyo, announced […]

Zimbabwe’s 10 most influential in Technology 2016

In the same retrospective spirit, we took a look at what happened in the local technology space and came up with our list of the 10 most influential in this space.

Zimbabwean opposition party spokesperson charged for responding to a tweet

Jealousy Mawarire, the spokesperson for Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), an opposition political party, has been charged with contravening section 88(b) of the Postal And Telecommunications Act for a tweet he made in response to the Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo’s attacks on ZPF leader Joice Mujuru.

Zimbabwe’s STEM initiative gains traction as latest figures show 3,404 students assisted

According to figures released by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, as at 11 March 2016 the STEM initiaitive has so far benefitted 3,404 students across the country’s 10 provinces.

STEM in Zimbabwe will fail without devolution of government

I attended six schools during my six years of secondary education. I lived in all kinds of conditions and I saw a lot but if there is one thing that stood out, it was the gap that exist between the opportunities to advance for an urban versus a rural school. It is my firm belief […]

STEM students at public schools in Zimbabwe offered free education

Students that are registering for Advanced Level science subjects at public schools are going to get a free education after an announcement was made that the government will cover their full school and boarding fees.

Zimbabwe needs US $173 million for television digitisation by June 2015

The Minister of of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo, said today that the government needs US $173 million to complete the broadcasting digitisation migration. The $173 million, said the minister, will go to migrating existing transmitters, buying new digital transmitters, migrating the studios at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), migrating monitoring equipment for the regulator and […]

Rubiem CEO, Magaya, speaks on PowerTel consultancy controversy

As you may know, Pan African telecoms consultancy company, Rubiem, are in the middle of a storm regarding a job they have been working on at PowerTel for the past 2 years. We will spare you the details but you can read about them here. The CEO, Dennis Magaya, was also subjected to one of […]