Censorship Rears Its Ugly Again In Zimbabwe
This image is of the TelOne website. TelOne Is owned by the Government of Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert "The Solution" Mugabe. Nelson Chamisa, the MDC-Tsvangirai spokesman is in charge of it now. They have started censoring some sitesMDC-T supporters, who apparently believe that freedom of speech should only be afforded to those who sing the praises of their incompetent leader, Morgan Tsvangirai (and now also the praises of Robert "The Solution" Mugabe, whom their leader is praising no end and whom Tsvangirai says is the solution to our problems in Zimbabwe) will celebrate this:
Nelson Chamisa's ministry of Information Communication Technology is blocking several sites now.
One of these happens to Blogger, the platform that hosts this blog.
If you use any internet service provider that relies on TelOne, the State phone company, to bring you the internet, you will have seen that there are several sites you can not access, including this blog.
This has been happening for a few days now.
Now, almost a thousand of my regular visitors come from Zimbabwe and a large majority of these are indeed using ISPs who have to go through TelOne. This means, for the last few days, they have not been able to see my blog.
Those who use other ISPs who connect to the satellites directly, have had no problems at all.
It is worth noting here that Nelson Chamisa, who has been given back responsibility over internet thingies by Robert "The Solution" Mugabe, has made no moves at all to repeal the repressive legislation that allows only the Government company, TelOne, to be the gateway out of Zimbabwe.
He is more interested in telling the phone company to reduce its charges and charge sub-economic tarrifs. Or perhaps he is just too busy admiring the government cellphone company he is now in charge of.
What they do not know is that there are many ways to skin a cat and I have three ways in which I can access the internet. I do not really care whether they are legal or not according to the laws of this repressive Inclusive Government of Mugabe and Tsvangirai.
So, I am still able to post, as I am doing now.
And I am still able to show the world just what a cock-up this government of Tsvangirai and Mugabe is making in running this country.
The more things change, the more they stay the same eh?