Where Zimbabwe Cyber Bill divorces with the Constitution

#KnowYourBill By Watmore Makokoba While the constitution of Zimbabwe is laden with guarantees for people’s freedoms and rights, the proposed Cyber Bill, on the other hand, is a stumbling block to those provisions! Section 6 of the Cyber-crimes Bill reads “Any person who unlawfully and intentionally secures unauthorized access to data, a computer programme, a […]

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Cyber Bill ; three loopholes that ruins the soup!

#KnowYourBill  By Watmore Makokoba Ambiguous statutes are toxic, they are liable to abuse. They can be twisted and if well justified in the court of law they can land innocent people in jail or results in prejudice! One such a law is Cyber Bill, some of the clauses in this bill are not clearly spelt […]

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Internet freedom still a dream in rural Zimbabwe

By Watmore Makokoba As internet booms in Zimbabwe; the rural folk still remain in limbo! There has been significant internet penetration in Zimbabwe spiced with the growth of the mobile industry in the past decade, but wait, have the rural folk see the light? People living in some rural areas in Zimbabwe have the meagre […]

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On the dock for a retweet : Zim’s second cyber sham!!

By Watmore Makokoba Shadaya Tawona was summoned the police on the 8th of September and went through mental torture, today he appeared in court for an offence that might sound absurd, but real. He is charged with retweeting a tweet believed to be from a bogus tweeter account purporting to be that of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision […]

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On the dock for a retweet : Zim’s second cyber sham!!

By Watmore Makokoba Shadaya Tawona was summoned the police on the 8th of September and went through mental torture, today he appeared in court for an offence that might sound absurd, but real. He is charged with retweeting a tweet believed to be from a bogus tweeter account purporting to be that of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision […]

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Political elites afraid of social media?

In February last year, Evan Mawarire of this Flag movement was arrested for posting on social media messages and videos that were said to be inciting people and intended to topple the country’s leadership from power. He was later acquited. By Watmore Makokoba Freedom of expression is the epitome of human rights and the advent […]

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Political elites afraid of social media?

In February last year, Evan Mawarire of this Flag movement was arrested for posting on social media messages and videos that were said to be inciting people and intended to topple the country’s leadership from power. He was later acquited. By Watmore Makokoba Freedom of expression is the epitome of human rights and the advent […]

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Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users

By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]

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Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users

By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]

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Beware! Free public Wi-Fi may be hazardous

By Wisdom Mumera Wi-Fi is now everywhere! Internet providers such as ZOL have set up free hot-spots at various public spaces such as food outlets and shopping centres, this is wow the fast digitizing, but the question is how safe are these free connections. Some providers offer promotional free internet connecting zones, which is a […]

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