‘Zimbos are Highly Educated in conspiracy theories smh’—Tweets from Harare during the week-long #ZimShutdown social media blackout, January 2019

The JRB presents an alternative Twitter timeline by Farai Mudzingwa, who imagines what he would have, or could have, posted had he been able to during the week-long social media blackout that starved the world of information on Zimbabwe, from Monday 14 January to Monday 21 January, while its government and security forces cracked down on protesters. Many of these protesters are still being held in prison. For information on the situation in Zimbabwe, The JRB recommends following the Twitter accounts of, among others: Mudzingwa, Pastor Evan Mawarire and Doug Coltart.

NB: the Twitter account @Zvakadhakwa was created by The JRB as a vehicle for Mudzingwa’s piece.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Friday, 18 January 2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Monday, 21 January 2019

  • Farai Mudzingwa is a Zimbabwean writer. Follow him on Twitter.
Header image: Jason Wharam/Flickr

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