Zimbabwe: The Interception of Communications Bill

Last week, Zimbabwean parliament passed “The Interception of Communications Bill” that will allow the government to monitor telephones, emails and the Internet.
Zimbabwean ISPs are condemning this law, which is waiting the approval of the Senate, because it will require them to purchase expensive monitoring equipments they cannot afford.

Transport and Communications Minister is arguing that this is similar to legislations existing in the United States and Britain: “These are countries which are regarded as the beacons of democracy,” he said.


  • How interesting that the Communications Minister is invoking the US and UK as examples of “beacons of democracy” – most of the time, they are the favorite whipping boys for the Mugabe government…!

  • It is all rather sad that a man like robert “bob” mugabe can destroy a country and nobody cares much TKS

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