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Video: From firing 9 Execs to suing the Office of the President here is a tale of ex NetOne CEO, Lazarus Muchenje

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Meet The New Minister Of ICT

Last night, President Mnangagwa made several unexpected changes to his cabinet and among them was the Ministry of ICT. For over a year, the Minister of ICT was Kazembe Kazembe but yesterday he was replaced by Jenfan Muswere who once deputised the outgoing Minister. The last time Kazembe Kazembe was appointed as Minister of ICT, […]


ICT Minister Blames Sanctions For Zim’s Outdated ICT Infrastructure

Minister of ICT Kazembe Kazembe blamed sanctions for making it impossible to modern the countries ICT infrastructure. Speaking to Herald, the minister said: In order for us to catch up, we have to make sure that we do have the infrastructure in place. To deploy that infrastructure, we need foreign currency. As long as we […]


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 […]


The Ministry Of Information And Publicity Is Embarking On A Digitisation Exercise

When it comes to adopting emerging technologies governments are not known for taking the lead. It has been decades ever since the digital age blessed us with its presence and at least one of the government’s departments in the person of the Ministry of Information and Publicity has decided to go digital. The Ministry of […]


Zim Hosting International Telecommunication Union Meeting This Week

Zimbabwe is hosting an International Telecommunication Union meeting in Victoria Falls this week. The meeting started on Monday and the Minister of ICT Kazembe Kazembe was at hand to officially open the meeting that will run until next Friday. The ITU-T Study Group 13 meeting will focus on future networks that are expected to be […]


ICT Minister Touts The Importance Of The Internet: Just Over A Week After The Government Illegally Shut It Down

Honourable Kazembe Kazembe who is the Minister for INFORMATION Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services ( quite a mouthful so will just call him minister of ICT from now on if need be) has touted the importance of the internet as a catalyst for economic development. He was addressing people who had gathered in Guruve this […]


Kazembe Kazembe Appoints A New Board For NetOne

The Minister of ICT and Courier Services, Kazembe Kazembe has appointed a new board of directors for NetOne. Here is a statement from the ministry: In accordance with the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act (Chapter 10:31, Part I I I) the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services hereby announces the newly appointed […]


POTRAZ Has Now Built 367 Base Stations Using The Universal Services Fund

In January POTRAZ said they were angling to build at least 250 base stations this year using the Universal Service Fund.Speaking at the recent commissioning of  one of these base stations at Phumula village in Tsholotso, the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Kazembe Kazembe said the government has built 367 base stations so […]


Ministry Of ICT Launches National Cybersecurity Awareness Week: Zim Government Now Serious About Cybersecurity

The threats and attacks that happen in the digital world are no less injurious and dangerous to those that happen in the physical world. Zimbabwe (and the world) is increasingly entering the digital world and that progress equally exposes us to cyber threats and attacks. Which makes it needful to sit down and come up […]


Minister Kazembe Kazembe Fires Netone Board, Reasons To Follow Soon

The incoming Minister of ICT, Kazembe Kazembe has taken that giant step of dismissing the controversial board of the state-owned Mobile Network Operator, Netone. Unfortunately, we are not yet in the loop as to the reason why the board was dissolved. One report says that the board unilaterally appointed an acting CEO which was a […]


Minister Of ICT Urges Mobile Network Operators To Increase Free WiFi Zones

Newly appointed ICT and Cyber Security Minister, Kazembe Kazembe is setting his sights on seeing urban areas well-mapped out with free Wi-Fi zones. With many Zimbabweans owning gadgets, constant connectivity is fast becoming a necessity. Minister Kazembe Kazembe seem to understand this no wonder he is urging Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to increase free Wi-Fi […]


[Updated] President Sets Key Perfomance Indicators For ICT Ministry

Update: The article mentioned that the KPIs were set by the President, as they were published in the Zimbabwe Independent, but they KPIs were actually set by a citizen and went viral. The Ministers in the new Cabinet have been given their key performance indicators and the new ICT Minister Kazembe Kazembe’s mandate has some […]


Incoming Minister Of ICT, Kazembe Kazembe Is Better Than Supa Mandiwanzira: Agreed?

Kazembe Kazembe career has taken a new trajectory that saw him being appointed the Minister of Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and Cyber Security, thus displacing Supa Mandiwanzira. Whilst Supa’s career started off being a well-renowned journalist, Mr. Kazembe Kazembe’s career started off being a school teacher. However, of the two, Mr. Kazembe seem […]


Now That Supa Is Gone Should We Expect Netone’s Suspended CEO To Bounce Back?

The eventualities of Friday brought some new changes and faces in the cabinet of President Mnangagwa. Without looking very far, the Ministry of ICT and Cybersecurity saw Kazembe Kazembe taking its helm, thus replacing Supa Mandiwanzira. Where am I coming from by asking; “Now That Supa Is Gone Should We Expect Netone’s Suspended CEO To […]