Netsai Mushonga a commissioner with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said that she has received threats over social media site Twitter. Mushonga said that she had reported the threats to the police after a Twitter user who uses the name Solomon Rex Nhongo Mujuru, threatened to shoot her twice. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Mushonga said,
I have reported to the police the case of someone who threatened to shoot me. There are other cases of abuse and insult, but I have chosen to report that particular case because I took it very seriously. The person threatened to shoot me twice.
I believe that whatever we are doing is right and my conscience is clear. I will not be deterred from doing our job. I will continue giving information to the public and I will continue tweeting because people have a right to information. We cannot deny people the right to information just because of a few malcontents.
Commander for ZRP 2018 Harmonised Elections Committee, Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza warned that the police have means of tracking down people who abuse social media.
We are looking into these issues and we will be following up with stations where the matter has been reported. I want to warn those that abuse social media that we have mechanisms to catch them if they commit crimes.
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