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Zimbabwe High Court Says Internet Services Must Be Restored

  • Lawyers, media group said internet ban caused loss of income
  • Government blocked access to most social media last week
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Zimbabwe’s High Court ruled that unrestricted access to internet services must be restored following a shutdown of social-media applications that has lasted for almost a week.

The court said Monday that Security Minister Owen Ncube did not have the authority to issue any directives to block access to internet services throughout the country, according to the Zimbabwe unit of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, which filed an urgent application together with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.