Cornered Zim ‘is becoming Southern Africa’s North Korea’

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Cornered Zim ‘is becoming Southern Africa’s North Korea’

Criminalising hate speech against the state to ‘flush out dark forces’ is a ridiculous idea, say experts

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Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil – or go to jail.

This appeared to be the under-fire Zimbabwean government’s latest answer to its critics as it revealed plans on Wednesday to criminalise any “hate speech” against the state.

“Campaigning against one’s country shall be legislated at law and criminalised,” women and youth affairs minister Sithembiso Nyoni announced, reading from cabinet resolutions...

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