First introduced in August 2016 as an anti-hacking law for the digital age, Robert Mugabe’s “Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill” is all about policing Zimbabweans’ use of the Internet and modern communications technologies. It seeks to criminalize at risk-Zimbabweans’ access to computer systems.
In Africa, campaigns for presidential term limits often lead to prolonged conflict, transition to democracy, civil society action and opportunities for opposition parties to overcome fragmentation.
Zimbabwe urgently needs a grassroots movement and network of Internet freedom fighters dedicated to defending privacy and digital rights during Zimbabwe’s 2018 transition season and after Robert Mugabe’s departure.
Robert Mugabe’s controversial landslide victory over longtime political rival Morgan Tsvangirai during Zimbabwe’s 2013 election translated into “the biggest defeat for the United Kingdom’s policy in Africa in 60 years.”