Zimbabwe: government switches off internet access, Anonymous reacts, courts intervene

Zimbabweans had been without internet access for at least a week.

All four internet providers in Zimbabwe had been ‘instructed’ to shut down the internet. The move, rumoured to have been demanded by the country’s leadership, followed public protests about the high cost of living.

Anonymous responded using #OpZimbabwe announcing it has already taken a number of government websites offline, including the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

"People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive tyrannical governments. We will not forget your actions. You should have expected us!"

You can read more about Anonymous campaigns in Zimbabwe and Sudan here.

Update 21st January 2019

Zimbabwe's High Court ruled that the Internet and social media shutdowns in Zimbabwe were illegal and have now been reversed.

Excellent coverage of this ongoing story can be found on the iAfrikan website.