Zimbabwe government denies cutting internet services


Zimbabweans on Tuesday experienced a rather uncomfortable day after internet services and services to landlines in the country were disrupted.

According to state-run newspaper, the Herald, the disruption was caused by two factors – a tractor cutting cables on the South African side of the border and by municipal employees cutting cables while doing work in a suburb in the country's capital, Harare.

The Minister of Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira, denied that the disruption to internet services was due to government intervention.

"We are upset that internet connectivity is not available or has not been available for most of the day," the Herald quoted Mandiwanzira as saying.