“Internet shutdown unlawful” – High Court

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HARARE, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s High Court has ruled that the government, through the state minister, had no authority to order mobile operators to shut down internet access to customers during protests against high fuel prices last week.

In a ruling, Judge Owen Tagu said: “It has become very clear that the minister has no authority to make the directive,

Following the shut down, Right groups had gone to court to oppose the governments directive on internet shut down citing that government had infringed on the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and freedom of the media.