Phone-snooping is way to go – MP

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ZANU PF Mutasa South MP Irene Zindi says Zimbabweans should support the move by government to spy on people’s mobile phones and internet communications saying that was the best way to combat terrorism.

Everson Mushava

Zindi was contributing to a debate on a motion by MDC-T Makokoba MP Gorden Moyo calling on parliamentarians to send a solidarity message to Kenya following the terrorist attacks that took place at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi. The attacks claimed 72 lives.

“The move that has been taken by government on bugging cellphones is welcome,” Zindi said.

“This is one way of being vigilant to avoid the attacks that happened in Kenya. Yes, I know there has been outrage that government was getting into people’s private lives. But, that is what is happening the world over. That is the right way to prevent terrorism.”

Meanwhile, Media, Information and Broadcasting Services deputy minister Supa Mandiwandzira told Parliament his ministry would meet the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation management to resolve the long-standing salary dispute with workers.

“We assure you that the ministry has taken note of the developments at the national broadcaster. The ministry will meet with the management at ZBC and establish the state of affairs. We will do everything possible to ensure that the management and workers at ZBC work in harmony,” Mandiwanzira said.

Also in the House yesterday, Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidhakwa said he had set a team to investigate the alleged corruption in the joint venture agreement between the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and a Ghanaian company in which former ZMDC board chairman Godwills Masimirembwa was alleged to have received a $6 million bribe.

“Unfortunately, I could not get much information,” Chidhakwa said while responding to a question by Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa on what his ministry was doing to probe the alleged corruption.

“The team has not managed to see the Ghanaian, who is the complainant in this matter. The Ministry of Mines and other relevant stakeholders are determined to deal with corruption.”

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    • lf you do not have a skeleton in your closet one wonders why you resent ‘snooping’ after all it is for your own personal safety and security as a citizen of this nation. lt is my hope that MDC-T Makokoba MP Gorden Moyo was in total agreement to this motion. Kuzeza chati kwata hunge uine katurike.

    • Irene Zindi should try out for stand up comedy; I am imagining wild laughter from a huge crowd but struggling to make up my mind if it is the jokes or the hairstyle that’s making the crowd burst out laughing!

  1. thats right lets all take down our durawalls and cut down trees and shruberry so that noone can evade our vigilant scrutiny. privacy cannot be permitted anymore because of shabab !!

  2. Snooping or no snooping information will still reach its intended destination hapana chisingapere we are watching

    • ana chrispen, mune problem. privacy is privacy. I don’t think its proper for someone to snoop in my bedroom with my partner. I hope same to you thus why you always lock your bedroom. so use your brain than use your heart to make a decision. think my friend ,we are tired of this. we need food on the table. we need jobs also.

  3. Ana IRENE mboko kana tichida kubhomba tinongozviita muchispyer macellphone iwayo,mabharanzi evanhu…..ndozvinoita kupererwa ….kkkkkk

  4. Its not so much about snooping, its the snoopers that worry me. Zimbabwe is already a police state and with a paranoid Zanu PF many people will be victimized in the name of national security. We have to be very careful about how this snooping law will be implemented.

  5. We are anonymous. We are legion We do not forgive We do not forget. Expect Us!!!

    Zimbabwe Government We will hit you hard where it hurts the most. You have stolen an election we see it in your computers your emails

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