Zimbabwe’s government has toughened its campaign on nonsense bloggers who insult the person of the president and his office.
The Zimbabwean government has recently cranked up its clampdown on hundreds of critics and has been arresting people who have allegedly insulted the president verbally or on social media networks. In Zimbabwe, citizens can face charges of undermining the authority of, or insulting Mugabe under Section 33 (b) of Zimbabwe’s Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23, which came into law in 2002.
On Tuesday (12 April) Police summoned the blogger, Mlondozi Ndlovu, who wrote on an alleged plot to bomb a dairy plant owned by the first family.
Press freedom advocated describe the latest summons as a strengthening of the authorities’ crackdown on journalist and social media platforms. But nonsense blogger you have been warned don’t sit behind that keyboard pretending to be in New York or some western country as you blog remember Section 33 (b) of Zimbabwe’s Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23, which came into law in 2002. Otherwise see you at the police station the summons will be served.