Four Arrested For “Abusing” Social Media

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commander for 2018 harmonised elections Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza, has revealed that since the election dates were proclaimed, four people have been arrested for abusing social media. The four are alleged to have published falsehoods and hate speech on various social media sites. Senior Assistant Commissioner Makodza did not go into more detail but also revealed that the police were still investigating other cases of interest and appealed for more resources to enable the police to do their work efficiently. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Makodza said,

We are already making investigations on certain cases that have been reported to us. We need more resources to equip the police so as to function efficiently. So far, four people have been arrested for hate speech and falsehoods since the election season began.

Introducing the Pindula News Mobil App
Download from Google Play Store

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chief elections officer Utoile Silaigwana also said

The Commission has on a few occasions been asked to respond to such news, we warn perpetrators of fake news to desist from such conduct as it is not only criminal, it is also an abuse of social media…The Commission has begun to roll out a nationwide voter education campaign where the public will be sensitised on these and other issues and possible consequences thereof.

More: Sunday Mail


2018 Harmonised Elections

Click here for Elections Updates General elections are scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe on July 30, 2018. The purpose of the election is to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament that is the lower house Legislative assembly' and the upper... Read More About 2018 Harmonised Elections

Join WhatsApp & Telegram News Groups:

WhatsApp Group:

Telegram Group:

Back to top

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Share Full Post

Nyaradzo logo

RSS Recent Profiles Created

Satisfaction survey
How likely is it that you would recommend Pindula News to a friend or colleague?
SuggestionsHow can we improve?
You have already submitted your feedback. If you would like to add more feedback please write us on
Four Arrested For “Abusing” Social Media