My name is Kudzai Chimhangwa, an investigative and business journalist with 8 years experience. I have worked in Zimbabwe and Namibia with independent publications and also participated in international media training programs in Germany and Belgium under the auspices of DW Akademie. I hold a B.A. Honours degree in English and Communications from the Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe (2006)
Latest posts by Kudzai Chimhangwa
COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
The military's declaration that social media is a "dangerous threat" has angered Zimbabweans concerned over the increasing deterioration of freedom of expression in the country.
How Zimbabwe's biometric ID scheme (and China’s AI aspirations) threw a wrench into the 2018 election
Some citizens were told that if they didn't register and submit their biometrics, they might be barred from voting.
As a former state security minister, president Mnangagwa appreciated the importance and value of disinformation in Zimbabwe’s political terrain.
Government officials have repeatedly described access to social media as a potential threat, hinting that more disruptions would not be ruled out in the future.
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."