Strive Masiyiwa has deleted his Twitter account following backlash from Zimbabweans against him and his wife over comments they have made. The account appears to have been deleted today, 01 January 2019.
Yesterday, Strive Masiyiwa commented on his Facebook wall that his wife had done a lot of good things for Zimbabwe using her non-profit organisation, Higherlife Foundation. In the same comment however, he also said he was friends with the employers of some of the cyber bullies who attacked his wife on Twitter. This was taken by some Twitter users as a form of cyberbullying itself and Strive Masiyiwa was accused of attempting to get people fired from their jobs using his connections.
Former cabinet minister, Jonathan Moyo also weighed in calling Strive’s statements, “shocking, outrageous and nauseating”
Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International a global telecommunications group. In 2002, Masiyiwa made it to the Time Magazine List of Most Influential People, and in March 2014, he was... Read More About Strive Masiyiwa
Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo
Tsitsi Masiyiwa is an African philanthropist and the founder of Higherlife Foundation, a non-profit operating in Zimbabwe. She is wife to Strive Masiyiwa a telecoms mogul who is founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International a global telecommunications group. Read More About Tsitsi Masiyiwa