Zimbabwe's Mugabe creates cyber ministry in cabinet reshuffle
Tuesday October 10 2017
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a meeting of his party's youth league where he hinted at a cabinet reshuffle, on October 7, 2017, in Harare. AFP PHOTO
Former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to head the new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation.
The government has been uneasy with social media after activists such as pastor Evan Mawararire and his #ThisFlag movement last year used social media to organise a stay-at-home demonstration, the biggest anti-government protest in a decade.
Ignatius Chombo, who does not have a finance background and is a staunch Mugabe supporter who comes from the 93-year-old leader’s rural home district, was the surprise pick for minister of finance.