In an interview with The Herald, Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira denied rumours that Government could have shut down the internet.
He also said that they were upset that internet had shutdown for most of yesterday. Said Mandiwanzira:
We are upset that internet connectivity is not available or has not been available for most of the day. Government is concerned about the situation. We expect that the operators must have redundancy so that if one aspect or connection is down, they can activate a different connection. It’s a requirement of their licensing that they must always have redundancy. How that redundancy has not kicked in for the nation to notice that there is no internet, we can not understand why.