Zimbabwe court orders govt to restore internet access.
A court in Zimbabwe on Monday ordered for the restoration of internet access, saying the government exceeded its mandate in ordering an internet blackout during civilian protests last week.
In his interim ruling, High Court Judge Owen Tagu told mobile operators to immediately and unconditionally resume full services. The biggest, Econet Wireless, compiled with the order late on Monday, it said in a message to subscribers.
The sporadic blackout began on Tuesday following the start of protests against a rise in fuel prices that turned violent.
With evidence growing that the country is slipping back into authoritarian rule, critics of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government had accused it of shutting off the internet to prevent a security clampdown being broadcast to the world.