Zimbabwe’s Problem With Digital Payments – Shutting Down Social Media Turns Off The Lights

As we mentioned earlier today Zimbabwe’s got a problem with voter unhappiness with the current government – more specifically, about the place having some of the most expensive fuel in the world at $12 a gallon. That unhappiness turned to unrest as people talked about it over the usual social media channels like WhatsApp and so on. So, what does the government do then?

Yes, quite obviously, it turns off the internet.

Zimbabwe seems to have jumped from the frying pan to the fire here with that change from Robert Mugabe over to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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