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Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by froz(m): 3:20pm On Oct 20, 2017
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has created a ministry to punish “rats” who make use of the cyberspace to attack his government.


Appointed as Head of this new Cyber Security, Threat Detection, and Mitigation Ministry is Patrick Chinamasa who is a former Finance minister.

Zimbabweans have joked about the development, claiming Chinamasa’s appointment makes him the “Minister of WhatsApp and Facebook”.

However, Chinamasa’s first job, it seems, is to get rid of, or regulate the use of Whatsapp and Facebook, raising serious concerns over freedom of expression, access to information and a clampdown on social media messaging.

Zimbabwe actually did, in fact, issue new rules on using WhatsApp, in the country. The rules order groups to be registered and for the administrator of the group to have government level clearance.

It can be argued that Mugabe issued these new rules in order to tone down the rate of inflation in the country via rumors but one can’t but wonder if it isn’t to maintain Mugabe’s 37-year reign, so he could clinch another victory in 2018 presidential elections.



SOURCE: https://brandspurng.com/mugabe-appoints-minister-for-whatsapp-and-facebook-in-zimbabwe/

Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Nobody: 3:28pm On Oct 20, 2017
Equivalent of Buhari's numerous SSAs
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by splenzard: 3:39pm On Oct 20, 2017
cheesy
Africa, my beloved continent, I weep for thee

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Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by GoodiOG(m): 3:41pm On Oct 20, 2017
Ok
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by chiefolododo(m): 3:45pm On Oct 20, 2017
How about Twitter minister
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Nobody: 4:35pm On Oct 20, 2017
Instagram Commissioner nko?

But if na western country start this, many will accept it and thumbs up to it.

I remember back then when internet was still in its early stage, though ineffective to an extent but we had what they call INTERNET POLICE.
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by fidalgo19: 5:37pm On Oct 20, 2017
That ministers name sounds igboish
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Mustiboy(m): 5:53pm On Oct 20, 2017
Buhari will do the same
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by PrinceJoeWan(m): 6:14pm On Oct 20, 2017
So what happen to FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by HeyCorleone(m): 6:36pm On Oct 20, 2017
If these are the sort of things our leaders are interested in rather than trying to improve the standard of living of their citizens, Africa is indeed finished.
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by DaInferno(m): 7:34pm On Oct 20, 2017
PrinceJoeWan:
So what happen to FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
what happened to implementing laws
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by inedujac: 12:07am On Oct 21, 2017
Pls make una no shout nigerian govt may hear it. As una know we can copy!
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by rodeo0070(m): 6:42am On Oct 21, 2017
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Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Nobody: 7:06am On Oct 21, 2017
Its a Hmmmmm reflection
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by KendrickAyomide: 7:29am On Oct 21, 2017
Trashhhhh
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Sunkyphil(m): 7:52am On Oct 21, 2017
Abeg old age don dey worry dis man
Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by mummyson26(m): 7:54am On Oct 21, 2017
Hmmmm

Re: Mugabe Appoints Minister For ‘Whatsapp And Facebook’ In Zimbabwe by Ibifizzleboy(m): 10:13am On Oct 21, 2017
interesting

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