Govt buys spy gadgets worth US$2m (28-06-07)

HARARE
The Zanu (PF) regime has recently imported US$2 million worth of spying equipment from China and this paper can reveal that one of the gadgets has already been installed in Harare.
Parliament passed the Interception of Communications Bill recently and it has emerged that the regime has

all along been spending scarce foreign currency importing equipment.
It has been established that a gadget, which experts say is a satellite interceptor, has been installed in Harare, about three kilometers from the city centre, near the Macro Wholesale Warehouse in Braeside.
Telecommunications minister, Chris Mushowe, fumed recently when challenged to respond to reports about the satellite interceptor by MDC MP, Nelson Chamisa, and denied that it was a spying gadget.
“The interceptor is one of the several that will be put across the whole country and help in the spying on telephone and internet communications in the country,” an intelligence source said.
The interception of communications bill was pushed through parliament last week and now awaits Mugabe’s signature.

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