Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration will not shut down the internet or social media due to the 2018 harmonised elections. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Mandiwanzira said,
We have no intention to curtail Internet freedom or social media freedoms simply because there is an election. The Government values the various platforms that Zimbabweans use to share ideas and express their opinions and therefore, don’t expect us to do anything that undermines those platforms …The President himself is an active participant on social media, including Facebook and Twitter, where he personally engages with citizens and updates them on Government programmes.
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We see no need to curtail the freedoms that come with Internet access. Our ministry is working hard to ensure that every citizen can have access to the Internet in future.
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Supa Collins Mandiwanzira is a Zimbabwean politician, entrepreneur, former government minister and former journalist. He is the former Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security in the Republic of Zimbabwe. Mandiwanzira is the founder of Zimbabwe's only privately owned radio station, ZiFM Stereo through... Read More About Supa Mandiwanzira
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