In yet another example of the burgeoning digital authoritarianism of President Emmerson Mnangaga’s post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, police recently charged a Twitter user for retweeting a tweet parodying Priscilla Chigumba, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
The ruling Zanu PF party’s new parliamentary majority and the military’s post-2018 election killings in Harare cast doubt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s promise of a new dawn for Zimbabwe after Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s first presidential elections without Robert Mugabe on the ballot are likely to end in a crisis requiring mediation by Canada and other neutral members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the international community.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is implicated in the Mugabe-era ZANU PF government’s 1980s Gukurahundi massacre of 20 000 Ndebele-speaking blacks, and the violence of the 2008 presidential election.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa inherited Robert Mugabe’s dangerous Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill. Now he’s transforming the proposed law into a draconian information control weapon against the open Internet, democracy, human rights, free flow of information, and privacy rights protected by Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution.