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You Think Zim Ministers Are Bad. Japan’s Minister Of Cyber Security Has Never Used A Computer

Besides being ridiculed as being as pliant as supple mulberry  branches, Zimbabwe’s ministers are often laughed off as hopelessly incompetent for the Ministerial portfolios they are often appointed to. Performances aside, I have always taken issue with the qualifications a number of past ministers of Finance held. I am a great believer in actual on-the-job […]


We underestimated Cybercrime in Zimbabwe, it’s time to be woke now…

The appointment of a fully-fledged Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation was met with a lot of scepticism. This was mainly driven by the perceived duplication of responsibilities among ministries, and also by the lack of public understanding of the real threat cybercrime poses. Such a perception threatens to downplay one of the […]


Government promises to connect 1 300 schools to the Internet

Warning: We are in election season! In a speech at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires in Argentina, the Minister of Information, Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Hon Supa Mandiwanzira stated that the government is on a roll to connect 1 300 schools to the Internet. On a separate note, according to […]


The Government confirms Cyber Security Ministry is focused on social media

The Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba spoke on behalf of the president in a bid to clarify what the role of the new Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation ministry was all about. Quite disappointing if you ask me. When the cabinet was reshuffled on Monday and we saw the new ministry and naturally people […]


Is it necessary for Zimbabwe to have a ministry solely dedicated to cyber security?

Seems Hon Patrick Chinamasa will always be on our lips, then as the Minister of  Finance and Economic Development and now even more as the Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. It’s just a few weeks back that we were expressing our disdain over his famous “…..I am not saying cash is not […]


We Have a New Minister of Cyber Security in Zimbabwe: Big Brother is watching…

So actually the full title is Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation and he is non other than the outgoing Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon Patrick Chinamasa MP. This is an interesting one. President Robert Mugabe has mixed and matched his cabinet again today. As we expected there were not so […]