The Cyber Crime and Computer Bill has nothing to do with the 2018 harmonised elections, but seeks to protect people from abuse on social media, a Government official has said.
Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira made the remarks at a cyber security workshop in Harare yesterday.
“It is important that we have this law as of yesterday, not tomorrow and not today because our people are being abused,” he said.
“They are vulnerable and we need to protect them.”
Minister Mandiwanzira said the law was not linked to the upcoming elections in anyway.
“A lot of people are likely to draw parallels that we are having elections that is why they want to move with it,” he said.
“Well, elections will always be there, but what is more important is to protect our people.”