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Mugabe Creates New Portfolio In His Cabinet, Appoints Minister For “Cyber Security And Threat Detection”

 

President Robert Mugabe will not seize to amaze his countrymen as the 93-year-old president just created a new portfolio in his his newly reshuffled cabinet.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has created and  appointed a minister of cyber security and threat detection as the country deals with the growth of social media and internet-based media groups.

Mugabe and his family have accused the media of spreading “fake news” while Patrick Chinamasa who has been given the new post warned last month that the government would treat social media as a security threat.

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Chinamsa, a lawyer, would be responsible for introducing a cyber crimes bill to criminalise the posting of false information on the internet, revenge porn, cyber-bullying and online activity against the government.

Zimbabwe’s media laws are repressive, but the government has been struggling to regulate them because some of the media outlets are not based in the country.

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Written by How Africa

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