Mugabe Speaks on Chinamasa's Cyber Security Ministry, Says It's Essential in Controlling Cyberspace
President Robert Mugabe has said that the appointment of Patrick Chinamasa as the nation’s first Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation is vital for the country. Mugabe said the new ministry will help in controlling the country’s cyberspace like other countries have done.
In the past, presidential spokesperson George Charamba, had said that Zimbabwe was looking to learn from Russia, China and korKorea how to control cyberspace effectively. Speaking at the official opening of the Nkulumane Community Information Centre in Bulawayo on Saturday, Mugabe said:
We have set up the Cyber Security Ministry to build our own cyber systems to defend ourselves from cybercrime. We are aware that there are some people who use the internet to fight us and implement what they say is regime change.
This is not a first, actually some nations are at an advanced stage in controlling this social media, which is why we thought that Minister Chinamasa as a lawyer can help in controlling our cyberspace.
Truth is we can use these computers for many things to promote development. But some people are using these computers to cause disharmony. There are a number of countries which went this route all because of abuse of the cyberspace. We don’t want to emulate this.
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