Internet security; Beware, government is watching you!!

By Kalabash Contributor At a recently held Zimbabwe Internet Governance Forum(ZIGF) conference, delegates were taken aghast when a Potraz representative revealed that government does online surveillance. Mr Tichafa Mujuru of the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) believes it will be folly for a government of this ‘day and age’ not to take […]

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Freedom of expression through social media; How far can ED go?

By Wisdom Mumera Unlike his predecessor, President Mnangagwa (ED) is projected as a liberal leader with an intent to opening up social spaces and political freedoms, will he live up to the task? Although there are still grey areas in as much as people’s freedoms are concerned, there has generally an improvement especially in the number […]

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How operational framework derails internet growth in Zimbabwe

By Watmore Makokoba Although internet penetration in Zimbabwe is growing at a steady rate, the licensing and operational framework leaves a lot be desired. The laws and regulations pertaining to the Internet must not only be premised on monitoring, cyber crimes and muzzling voices but must also prioritise liberalising the operating environment to augment the […]

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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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Did you know ? Cyber Bill provides for confistication of data storage mediums!

By Watmore Makokoba The controversial Zimbabwean Cyber Bill has some sections which are ambiguous and in interpretation can allow for the confiscation of even mobile phones and computers. The Bill has a provision authorising law enforcement agents to confiscate data storage mediums such as computers and mobile phones from any perceived violators of the laws […]

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How to Keep Your WhatsApp Messages Safe and Secure from Third Parties

By Wisdom Mumera WhatsApp has grown to be one of the most used social communication applications. Recently it revealed that it now hosts over 700 million monthly active members. The combined total of messages is now 30 billion messages per month with a huge volume of personal and private information. This has increased the need […]

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Open Letter to Mr Mnangagwa

Dear Mr Mnangagwa You came to power in a coup in November. At the time we were so happy to see Mugabe go we legitimized it with popular action. You promised us many things – cleaning up corruption and arresting the biggest crooks chief among them. You promised us you were different, that you were […]

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What we know so far on #Elections2018ZW

#LetsGoVoteZW By Watmore Makokoba Here is a summary of what is happening on election day today Voting started as early as 7 Am and still going on in both rural and urban areas. Independent Poll Survey points to ED lead A random survey carried out by Independent Poll Zimbabwe today throughout the country sensationally claims […]

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Election update so far

ZESN 2018 Harmonised Election – 11 am Situational Statement Harare – 30 July 2018 – As part of its comprehensive effort to observe the 2018 Harmonised Elections, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has deployed over 6,500 trained, accredited observers to every ward, constituency, district and province, of the country. This 11 am Situational Statement […]

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