Supa Mandiwanzira

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Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We don't want to use force all the time. We expect that there should be appreciation that this is a very necessary service and that it must happen," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "What this victory means also is that these people recognise that Zanu-PF and its leadership are the only ones who will provide real solutions to the challenges currently being faced in the economy," "We have not made it a secret that we have challenges, but we have demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues and a solid plan to resolve them, and the people believe us far more than they believe the opposition, and that is why they have dumped them in this by-election," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "In the circumstances and in light of the averments on the merits in my opposing affidavit in case HC 3404/19 it is also understandable that respondents have not pursued their application because they have no prospects of success" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 19, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “In the circumstances and in light of the averments on the merits in my opposing affidavit in case HC 3404/19 it is also understandable that respondents have not pursued their application because they have no prospects of success” External link

zimeye Friday, July 19, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "This matter is an application for dismissal for want of prosecution for an application for rescission of judgment made by the respondents (Hodzi and NPA) under case number UC3404/19 … a reference to the file in the matter will show that respondents filed an application for rescission of judgment on April 25, 2019. Since the filing of the notice of opposition and opposing affidavit by the applicant, the respondents have not filed any answering affidavit or heads of arguments. It is apparent that the respondents have no intention to have this matter finalised," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I did not only use my personal discretion, I consulted my principals and they gave specific direction on how the work was to be handled. I did that through one-on-one meetings and there are records of those meetings. There is written documentation to that effect,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I did not only use my personal discretion, I consulted my principals and they gave specific direction on how the work was to be handled. I did that through one-on-one meetings and there are records of those meetings. There is written documentation to that effect," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Because NetOne is not a procurement entity which was bound by the Procurement Act now repealed, it secured the services of Megawatt Energy which had introduced itself to the accused," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “However, they also suffered the same fate as Liquid Telcom on the Beitbridge route. So, in terms of TelOne, they were adequately prepared and it is Liquid Telecoms that was not adequately prepared,” “It is a licensing expectation that you must have redundancy that is not following the same route. I have asked the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to investigate how the redundancy by Liquid Telecoms on the Beitbridge route was affected yesterday (last week). I do not have the report yet, but when we get it, we will be very happy to share it with Parliament” External link

herald Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We're very concerned as Government that the people failed to get service for most of the day and that has hugely affected business. Internet banking wasn't working, mobile banking wasn't working. A lot of travel agents had been complaining, they couldn't issue any tickets. Several Government services were not available because they are internet-based. So in way we are concerned to have such kind of a problem especially at this time," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I as the minister have been talking to Liquid Telecom and TelOne who told me that they had a connectivity problem in South Africa where their fibre optic cable was cut off by a truck 17KM into South Africa," "But we would have expected that the redundant services should have sprung into action but it seems they had some problems but through the regulator we will look into what the problems were and how this can be avoided in future" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The OneMoney platform is therefore a welcome addition for Zimbabwean consumers,” External link

herald Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The challenge of cash shortage is not peculiar to Zimbabwe alone. In other parts of the world, be it in America, The UK, China or wherever, everyone has now shifted to plastic money. This is the message we have brought here today, that times have changed and we need to adopt this modern way of doing business," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I am here to provide solutions to your biggest problem of network. The network has arrived today," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We were at State House where President Mugabe was officiating at the ceremony to mark the start of voter registration. After the event, Ncube told me that there were people who had spent the whole day waiting for us here. He requested a chopper and he was given. I want to thank the Commander of the Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga for helping," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I want you to do like what you do when buying school buses, every school wants one. This is the spirit you should have when buying computers," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We were at State House where President Mugabe was officiating at the ceremony to mark the start of voter registration. After the event, Ncube told me that there were people who had spent the whole day waiting for us here. He requested a chopper and he was given. I want to thank the Commander of the Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga for helping," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I want you to do like what you do when buying school buses, every school wants one. This is the spirit you should have when buying computers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We got $98 million from the China Exim Bank to put up fibre infrastructure and the province that has benefitted the most is Matabeleland South. We have just completed – through Telone – the installation of fibre optic cable from Beitbridge, passing through this area to Bulawayo. This will help us achieve our target as a country to achieve 100 percent broadband penetration by the year 2020. As ICT Ministers through Sadc we set ourselves a target of 80 percent penetration but as Zimbabwe we have set ourselves a target of 100 percent because we want everybody to be brought onboard the information superhighway," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We got $98 million from the China Exim Bank to put up fibre infrastructure and the province that has benefitted the most is Matabeleland South. We have just completed – through Telone – the installation of fibre optic cable from Beitbridge, passing through this area to Bulawayo. This will help us achieve our target as a country to achieve 100 percent broadband penetration by the year 2020. As ICT Ministers through Sadc we set ourselves a target of 80 percent penetration but as Zimbabwe we have set ourselves a target of 100 percent because we want everybody to be brought onboard the information superhighway," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Ninety percent of the transactions are being controlled by one mobile network. That is a disaster,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We almost have a monopoly so they think they can do whatever they want. We have encouraged the regulator, Potraz to really deal with some of these monopolistic tendencies. We have encouraged the regulator here to really show its teeth because most of the operators here are getting away with airtime disappearing,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We really need to start fining these operators. The regulator is working on going in hard on operators abusing consumers. The costs are unjustified — the costs are just for a text message, there is nothing sophisticated about that bank alerts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I think at one point, banks made a huge noise about failing to access unstructured supplementary service data links with networks and those links were only available to a bank that is only related to that network. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 4, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The regulations are based on the latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : “I would imagine that this process should take no more than the second part of 2017… I am going to make sure that the regulatory authority fast tracks its processes to make sure that we procure this equipment,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “The measurements that Potraz has already carried out in the vicinity of a number of telecommunication installations have indicated that the EMF levels are well below the maximum WHO limits,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira says ( about President Mugabe ) : "We have no problem with him. President Mugabe says, 'I'm still here, so my position is not up for grabs. I've a mandate, allow me to serve my term, if you're also interested — number one. Number two — don't jostle for power,' " "We have more important things to do, to address the concerns of the people, to deliver on the expectations of voters. Those are things we should focus on: addressing our economic challenges" External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira tells ( about President Mugabe ) : "People are aware of the big prize that we have gotten from President Mugabe and the Zanu-PF leadership, which is independence, economic empowerment, independence of the brain — liberate yourselves mentally — and the right to own your own resources in your own country," External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have mentioned to the ambassador that the civic society that have come to her really have no reason to be worried because we are taking into account all the concerns by Zimbabweans," "We have not taken this Bill to Parliament yet; people are still free to bring their contributions so that we can incorporate them in the Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There was evidence that the entire sector was bleeding as a result of Over The Top services. From June 2015 to April 2016 mobile operators lost 186 million minutes in voice revenue and those minutes were lost to OTTs, Skype, WhatApp Calling, among others. The potential monetary loss to mobile networks as a result of those lost minutes for that period was about $26 million," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It’s unprecedented in the relationship or private sector and government,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:21:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 3, 2017 3:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of Potraz to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese Ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:43:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "Obviously, we understand where Nssa is coming from. They have to protect pensioners' funds and that's why the two parties have agreed on that sort of a structure," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The impression created by the article is that the plaintiff, for his personal gratification and selfish reasons and in abuse of his position as a minister, directed the named parastatal to purchase the vehicle when the vehicle in question was purchased for and owned by CMED (Pvt) Ltd, which is a company owned by government," "The process did not and does not involve the plaintiff or require his approval" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:20:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is also on record that Econet top management have been to my office, not only once, pleading that I do not approve proposals to decrease tariffs and that they be increased instead because its business was suffering and on the verge of being called out by European banks from which they have received loans,” External link

enca Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:41:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "Econet must accept that they took the lead in determining the recent price hikes and records of meetings show. In fact, had it not been for Potraz, Econet wanted to charge far much more than the tariffs they eventually implemented before the ministry intervened. Documentary evidence is available to prove this" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have noted a public statement by Econet wireless which is highly political and defamatory," External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:49:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were affected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users,” External link

dailytrust Friday, January 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users," External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 13, 2017 2:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users," External link

reuters-en Friday, January 13, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have been told that the new prices were actually proposed by the mobile operators to the regulator. While it is conceivable that the price of data may go up, the margin by which the prices have gone up is shockingly high,” External link

iol Friday, January 13, 2017 11:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "unreasonable data prices, especially in a high literacy country like ours, undermine our huge investments in human capital, broadband infrastructure and the ability to attract investment" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 13, 2017 6:49:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Prisca Mupfumira ) : “In the last few minutes, I have conversed with the Potraz Chairman and with the kind permission of the Acting Minister of ICT, Postal & Courier Services, Cde Prisca Mupfumira, I have directed an immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, January 13, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "unreasonable data prices, especially in a high literacy country like ours, undermine our huge investments in human capital, broadband infrastructure and the ability to attract investment" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 13, 2017 1:30:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When a Minister is on leave, an acting minister is appointed," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When a Minister is on leave, an acting minister is appointed," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “As a result of the transaction completion, the Government of Zimbabwe through ZARNet (Private) Limited takes effective management control of Telecel Zimbabwe,” “The completion secures the future of Telecel Zimbabwe as an operation and the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services would like to assure all employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that the future is orange; it is bright” External link

herald Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "As a result of the transaction completion, the Government of Zimbabwe through ZARNet (Private) Limited takes effective management control of Telecel Zimbabwe," "The completion secures the future of Telecel Zimbabwe as an operation and the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services would like to assure all employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that the future is orange; it is bright" External link

allafrica Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Sir ) : "We have also discovered that the same companies are using Mauritius registered companies which are not themselves owners of any bandwidth to buy bandwidth internationally and resell to related companies in Zimbabwe so that part of the margin is being kept outside. So, we are working on a number of measures which we are still consulting on. Once we are ready, we are going to take action. This is an opportunity Mr Speaker Sir, to warn the companies that we are watching you and we are coming at you," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Sir ) : "We have also discovered that the same companies are using Mauritius registered companies which are not themselves owners of any bandwidth to buy bandwidth internationally and resell to related companies in Zimbabwe so that part of the margin is being kept outside. So, we are working on a number of measures which we are still consulting on. Once we are ready, we are going to take action. This is an opportunity Mr Speaker Sir, to warn the companies that we are watching you and we are coming at you," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We are concerned that there appears to be under declaration of revenue on the amount of calls that are coming into this country with an inflation of calls leaving where we have to pay forex outside,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The disappearing airtime is a huge concern, not just for me but for millions of Zimbabweans. There is a survey currently underway to see the charges that are being levied on the people, to the extent to which they can be justified overally. Some of it is unjustifiable and we are looking into it,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira adds : "The problem we have is those who use the platform of social media to cause alarm and despondency, to call for civil disobedience, violent protests, disobedience to the security forces and the police and [to] call for the bombing of police stations and supermarkets. I don't think that would be acceptable — not even in the United States or any sane country" External link

npr Friday, October 21, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Now in the face of climate change, farmers need to understand such survival methods and all this is available on the internet," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are very excited about the much anticipated Harare ICT innovators showcase and judging from the number of registrations, we expect this event to be a success. We hope that the applications that will be exhibited will help provide ICT driven business solutions to the everyday challenges we meet while providing an opportunity to innovators and application developers to monetize and bring their ideas to life," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Zarnet is the buyer of the Telecel shareholding from VimpelCom, and it paid its own money (US$10 million), except the US$30 million secured through a funding structure with Nssa,” External link

theindependent Monday, August 22, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are really targeting some increased use of mobile money platforms," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are really targeting some increased use of mobile money platforms," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “VimpelCom has been understanding throughout the whole process, with the company even extending the transaction deadline when we had funding problems. This shows that the whole transaction has been mutually beneficial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We have not responded to them because we want to deal with the issue one step at a time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have since last year said the operators have been calling on government to ban over the top services like Whatsapp, as the minister I have been on the forefront of refusing to take that kind of action, government would not change its policy today, we believe in social media which is a tool for development, we cannot allow a few misguided people to have the pleasure to make the majority lose because of their actions, therefore we will not inconvenience the majority for the commissions of a few misguided elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, indicent material and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The payment of salaries for the health sector personnel will now be done this Friday, July 8. We are very grateful to the Ministry of Finance especially acting Finance Minister Walter Chidhakwa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya for this deliverable," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The payment of salaries for the health sector personnel will now be done this Friday, July 8. We are very grateful to the Ministry of Finance especially acting Finance Minister Walter Chidhakwa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya for this deliverable," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday’s protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We cannot shut down social media in complicity with those calling for the shutdown of the country,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It's important for everybody to understand that anything you post on social media or over the top services can be traced back to who started them," "Therefore we warn people to be responsible and ensure that the messages that they send out will not find them foul of the law. We expect that people must be responsible when using social media. It must not be used to threaten other people or to send subversive messages" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is now public knowledge that Megawatt produced a detailed report which indicated prejudice to NetOne of unbelievable proportions (reports say US$100 million),” “Out of that only US$30 million has been recovered. The company that overcharged committed to pay Megawatt for all the work they did and via a success commission” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira charged ( about Misheck Sibanda ) : “Anyone suggesting that I borrowed money from Potraz for my personal use either does not know how government functions, has a sinister agenda or is part of a dirty political campaign against me,” “In the case of my ministry, it received written authority from the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, to purchase two condition of service vehicles for the minister and another for the deputy minister” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I spent nearly a year using my personal cars for government business until those cars were bought. I am not that wasteful with public funds as some people would like the public to think,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Reward Kangai ) : “It is entirely ridiculous to suggest that I would block NetOne from collecting its money from Metropolitan Bank. Why would I do that? I am not a shareholder at Metropolitan Bank and they have no branch in my Nyanga constituency,” “Besides, the money they invested in Metropolitan Bank was done when I was not even minister of ICT. After I became minister, I had a meeting with the NetOne CEO Reward Kangai and the bank’s officials where I insisted they should go, discuss and resolve the matter amicably” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The situation is because of the desperate situation that the government is facing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The situation is because of the desperate situation that the Government is facing,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Apex Council ) : “Our door is still open for those discussions, and we’re waiting for formal feedback from the Apex Council as per our discussions on Tuesday last week,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We only heard about the planned strike through the media. We’re still waiting for the next formal meeting where we can hear their position and discuss the way forward,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We continue to appeal to the hard-working servants as we try to meet their salary expectations. The current cash inflow challenges in the country have affected salary payments, but Government is addressing the issue as we are aware civil servants have financial obligations that must be met on time. We are also aware that most of them have running loans that are automatically deducted from their accounts. We are working on paying their salaries as promised by the Ministry of Public Service" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 3, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We continue to appeal to the hard-working servants as we try to meet their salary expectations. The current cash inflow challenges in the country have affected salary payments, but Government is addressing the issue as we are aware civil servants have financial obligations that must be met on time. We are also aware that most of them have running loans that are automatically deducted from their accounts. We are working on paying their salaries as promised by the Ministry of Public Service" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 3, 2016 6:28:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “The situation is not new to workers as even the private sector has also failed to pay its workers,” External link

thezimbabwean Sunday, July 3, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When we came in, there was an overreliance on rental income at the expense of services, at the expense of creativity and innovation within the postal services," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "They can work with partners or go it alone if they can secure mortgage financing or they can identify properties for acquisition and develop them to enhance their portfolio," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services understands that Potraz is currently considering authorising a framework for licence renewal payments that gives operators access to flexible payment terms. It has also come to our attention that, in anticipation of the board's approval, Potraz management has already entered into an agreement with another operator under a concessionary 10-year payment plan for their licence renewal," "We wish to alert you to the Ministry's grave reservations of such considerations and actions. We consider such an approach unacceptable given the need to urgently support central Government efforts to raise money for the Treasury," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Cabinet has frowned on the logic that informed the acceptance of such unprecedented terms, particularly having considered that the ICT industry is currently the most lucrative industry in Zimbabwe. We therefore advise the board to take caution in finalising on the matter," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services understands that Potraz is currently considering authorising a framework for licence renewal payments that gives operators access to flexible payment terms. It has also come to our attention that, in anticipation of the board’s approval, Potraz management has already entered into an agreement with another operator under a concessionary 10-year payment plan for their licence renewal,” “We wish to alert you to the Ministry’s grave reservations of such considerations and actions. We consider such an approach unacceptable given the need to urgently support central Government efforts to raise money for the Treasury,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:22:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Cabinet has frowned on the logic that informed the acceptance of such unprecedented terms, particularly having considered that the ICT industry is currently the most lucrative industry in Zimbabwe. We therefore advise the board to take caution in finalising on the matter,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:22:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I've been a star of social media the last couple of days. I didn't know what trending is until I saw that I was trending on social media for the wrong reasons because I dared put my views across about other people's views," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I'm amazed at the amount of talent young people have in terms of creativity and putting together applications that are useful to ourselves as Zimbabweans. We've already raised $1,5 million for this initiative where we want to fund young people with great ideas and great innovations," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have been a star on social media for the last couple of days," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We have become such a society that does not tolerate other people's views and it's so negative," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Shocked that lying pastor brags on radio that he does work for government ministries and turns around to say ‘murikudya mega (you are enjoying on your own to the exclusion of everyone)'. Mawarire yesterday said: " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "One of the things that normally happen when countries are engaged in those kind of discussions is that those who would have imposed sanctions see an opportunity for business in Iran or with Iran and they will be the first ones to go in and explore those opportunities," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Your finalisation of the National ICT Policy is very timeous as ICT is in fact one of the major pillars on which the ZimAsset strategic document is anchored,” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "That committee is being chaired by (Christopher) Mushowe. Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:52:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : “That committee is being chaired by (Christopher) Mushowe. Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, March 15, 2015 10:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Government does not operate in a manner that is unfair to the other parties; we will follow processes and those processes are underway to deal with that issue. Government will deal with this issue knowing that there are employees involved and also subscribers in mind but not withstanding the law is the law,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Government will be guided by the fact that there are employees there and that there are subscribers who might be affected. But our position as the ICT Ministry has not changed,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “Our position that Telecel should cease operations because they have been operating without a licence is a position that has already been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

africareview Thursday, March 12, 2015 1:16:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The position of the Ministry of ICT that Telecel must cease operations because they have no licence is a position that has already been adopted by Cabinet," "There is a Cabinet committee in place to now execute the decision of Cabinet" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "This is a very important forum and we have reached a point where we must finalise the national ICT policy through this consultative process on Friday," "Once we conclude this consultative process we will take the final document to Cabinet for approval and adoption. This is an opportunity for every stakeholder to be involved. So we invite every stakeholder who has a position, especially around issues of ICT, to be part of the conference on Friday" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It is important to note that one of the highlights of the expo will be a consultative forum on the finalisation of the national ICT policy," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “What we are working on right now is that by end of March, I should have taken the revised ICT policy to Cabinet for discussion and hopefully adoption,” External link

herald Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:59:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Chris Mushowe ) : "The position is that Telecel should cease operations and that is the position that has been adopted by cabinet which instructed a committee chaired by Chris Mushowe, who is responsible for certain aspects of POTRAZ, who is the regulator," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:10:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are not interested in shareholders issue, we are interested in the company meeting its obligations and as we speak they don't have a licence," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:50:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The ICT Ministry is canceling the agreement Telecel made with government to pay the $137,5 million license over time,” External link

greatindaba Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The celebrations are worth every cent. This is an icon we are talking about," "He is pushing for the empowerment of blacks through the land reform program and the indigenization policy" External link

nzherald Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:19:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "NetOne bought the frequency that was being used by television for $200 million. This money will now be used for digitalisation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:59:00 PM EAT



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Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We don't want to use force all the time. We expect that there should be appreciation that this is a very necessary service and that it must happen," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "What this victory means also is that these people recognise that Zanu-PF and its leadership are the only ones who will provide real solutions to the challenges currently being faced in the economy," "We have not made it a secret that we have challenges, but we have demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues and a solid plan to resolve them, and the people believe us far more than they believe the opposition, and that is why they have dumped them in this by-election," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "In the circumstances and in light of the averments on the merits in my opposing affidavit in case HC 3404/19 it is also understandable that respondents have not pursued their application because they have no prospects of success" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 19, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “In the circumstances and in light of the averments on the merits in my opposing affidavit in case HC 3404/19 it is also understandable that respondents have not pursued their application because they have no prospects of success” External link

zimeye Friday, July 19, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "This matter is an application for dismissal for want of prosecution for an application for rescission of judgment made by the respondents (Hodzi and NPA) under case number UC3404/19 … a reference to the file in the matter will show that respondents filed an application for rescission of judgment on April 25, 2019. Since the filing of the notice of opposition and opposing affidavit by the applicant, the respondents have not filed any answering affidavit or heads of arguments. It is apparent that the respondents have no intention to have this matter finalised," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I did not only use my personal discretion, I consulted my principals and they gave specific direction on how the work was to be handled. I did that through one-on-one meetings and there are records of those meetings. There is written documentation to that effect,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I did not only use my personal discretion, I consulted my principals and they gave specific direction on how the work was to be handled. I did that through one-on-one meetings and there are records of those meetings. There is written documentation to that effect," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Because NetOne is not a procurement entity which was bound by the Procurement Act now repealed, it secured the services of Megawatt Energy which had introduced itself to the accused," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “However, they also suffered the same fate as Liquid Telcom on the Beitbridge route. So, in terms of TelOne, they were adequately prepared and it is Liquid Telecoms that was not adequately prepared,” “It is a licensing expectation that you must have redundancy that is not following the same route. I have asked the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to investigate how the redundancy by Liquid Telecoms on the Beitbridge route was affected yesterday (last week). I do not have the report yet, but when we get it, we will be very happy to share it with Parliament” External link

herald Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:25:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We're very concerned as Government that the people failed to get service for most of the day and that has hugely affected business. Internet banking wasn't working, mobile banking wasn't working. A lot of travel agents had been complaining, they couldn't issue any tickets. Several Government services were not available because they are internet-based. So in way we are concerned to have such kind of a problem especially at this time," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I as the minister have been talking to Liquid Telecom and TelOne who told me that they had a connectivity problem in South Africa where their fibre optic cable was cut off by a truck 17KM into South Africa," "But we would have expected that the redundant services should have sprung into action but it seems they had some problems but through the regulator we will look into what the problems were and how this can be avoided in future" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The OneMoney platform is therefore a welcome addition for Zimbabwean consumers,” External link

herald Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The challenge of cash shortage is not peculiar to Zimbabwe alone. In other parts of the world, be it in America, The UK, China or wherever, everyone has now shifted to plastic money. This is the message we have brought here today, that times have changed and we need to adopt this modern way of doing business," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I am here to provide solutions to your biggest problem of network. The network has arrived today," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We were at State House where President Mugabe was officiating at the ceremony to mark the start of voter registration. After the event, Ncube told me that there were people who had spent the whole day waiting for us here. He requested a chopper and he was given. I want to thank the Commander of the Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga for helping," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I want you to do like what you do when buying school buses, every school wants one. This is the spirit you should have when buying computers," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We were at State House where President Mugabe was officiating at the ceremony to mark the start of voter registration. After the event, Ncube told me that there were people who had spent the whole day waiting for us here. He requested a chopper and he was given. I want to thank the Commander of the Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga for helping," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I want you to do like what you do when buying school buses, every school wants one. This is the spirit you should have when buying computers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We got $98 million from the China Exim Bank to put up fibre infrastructure and the province that has benefitted the most is Matabeleland South. We have just completed – through Telone – the installation of fibre optic cable from Beitbridge, passing through this area to Bulawayo. This will help us achieve our target as a country to achieve 100 percent broadband penetration by the year 2020. As ICT Ministers through Sadc we set ourselves a target of 80 percent penetration but as Zimbabwe we have set ourselves a target of 100 percent because we want everybody to be brought onboard the information superhighway," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We got $98 million from the China Exim Bank to put up fibre infrastructure and the province that has benefitted the most is Matabeleland South. We have just completed – through Telone – the installation of fibre optic cable from Beitbridge, passing through this area to Bulawayo. This will help us achieve our target as a country to achieve 100 percent broadband penetration by the year 2020. As ICT Ministers through Sadc we set ourselves a target of 80 percent penetration but as Zimbabwe we have set ourselves a target of 100 percent because we want everybody to be brought onboard the information superhighway," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Ninety percent of the transactions are being controlled by one mobile network. That is a disaster,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We almost have a monopoly so they think they can do whatever they want. We have encouraged the regulator, Potraz to really deal with some of these monopolistic tendencies. We have encouraged the regulator here to really show its teeth because most of the operators here are getting away with airtime disappearing,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We really need to start fining these operators. The regulator is working on going in hard on operators abusing consumers. The costs are unjustified — the costs are just for a text message, there is nothing sophisticated about that bank alerts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 11, 2017 1:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I think at one point, banks made a huge noise about failing to access unstructured supplementary service data links with networks and those links were only available to a bank that is only related to that network. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 4, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The regulations are based on the latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : “I would imagine that this process should take no more than the second part of 2017… I am going to make sure that the regulatory authority fast tracks its processes to make sure that we procure this equipment,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “The measurements that Potraz has already carried out in the vicinity of a number of telecommunication installations have indicated that the EMF levels are well below the maximum WHO limits,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira says ( about President Mugabe ) : "We have no problem with him. President Mugabe says, 'I'm still here, so my position is not up for grabs. I've a mandate, allow me to serve my term, if you're also interested — number one. Number two — don't jostle for power,' " "We have more important things to do, to address the concerns of the people, to deliver on the expectations of voters. Those are things we should focus on: addressing our economic challenges" External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira tells ( about President Mugabe ) : "People are aware of the big prize that we have gotten from President Mugabe and the Zanu-PF leadership, which is independence, economic empowerment, independence of the brain — liberate yourselves mentally — and the right to own your own resources in your own country," External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have mentioned to the ambassador that the civic society that have come to her really have no reason to be worried because we are taking into account all the concerns by Zimbabweans," "We have not taken this Bill to Parliament yet; people are still free to bring their contributions so that we can incorporate them in the Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There was evidence that the entire sector was bleeding as a result of Over The Top services. From June 2015 to April 2016 mobile operators lost 186 million minutes in voice revenue and those minutes were lost to OTTs, Skype, WhatApp Calling, among others. The potential monetary loss to mobile networks as a result of those lost minutes for that period was about $26 million," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It’s unprecedented in the relationship or private sector and government,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:21:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of POTRAZ to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 3, 2017 3:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are many areas in our country which still do not have telecommunications services, it is the responsibility of Potraz to invest in these areas using the universal services fund. The fund collects nearly $2 million every month but that is not enough to deploy infrastructure across the entire country,” “Therefore the discussion with his excellency the Chinese Ambassador has been on how we can access resources which we guarantee to repay through the inflows to the USF” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:43:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "Obviously, we understand where Nssa is coming from. They have to protect pensioners' funds and that's why the two parties have agreed on that sort of a structure," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The impression created by the article is that the plaintiff, for his personal gratification and selfish reasons and in abuse of his position as a minister, directed the named parastatal to purchase the vehicle when the vehicle in question was purchased for and owned by CMED (Pvt) Ltd, which is a company owned by government," "The process did not and does not involve the plaintiff or require his approval" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:20:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is also on record that Econet top management have been to my office, not only once, pleading that I do not approve proposals to decrease tariffs and that they be increased instead because its business was suffering and on the verge of being called out by European banks from which they have received loans,” External link

enca Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:41:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "Econet must accept that they took the lead in determining the recent price hikes and records of meetings show. In fact, had it not been for Potraz, Econet wanted to charge far much more than the tariffs they eventually implemented before the ministry intervened. Documentary evidence is available to prove this" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have noted a public statement by Econet wireless which is highly political and defamatory," External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:49:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were affected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users,” External link

dailytrust Friday, January 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users," External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 13, 2017 2:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have directed the immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users," External link

reuters-en Friday, January 13, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have been told that the new prices were actually proposed by the mobile operators to the regulator. While it is conceivable that the price of data may go up, the margin by which the prices have gone up is shockingly high,” External link

iol Friday, January 13, 2017 11:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "unreasonable data prices, especially in a high literacy country like ours, undermine our huge investments in human capital, broadband infrastructure and the ability to attract investment" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 13, 2017 6:49:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Prisca Mupfumira ) : “In the last few minutes, I have conversed with the Potraz Chairman and with the kind permission of the Acting Minister of ICT, Postal & Courier Services, Cde Prisca Mupfumira, I have directed an immediate suspension of the tariff increases that were effected two days ago to the dismay of many mobile phone users,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, January 13, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "unreasonable data prices, especially in a high literacy country like ours, undermine our huge investments in human capital, broadband infrastructure and the ability to attract investment" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 13, 2017 1:30:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When a Minister is on leave, an acting minister is appointed," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When a Minister is on leave, an acting minister is appointed," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “As a result of the transaction completion, the Government of Zimbabwe through ZARNet (Private) Limited takes effective management control of Telecel Zimbabwe,” “The completion secures the future of Telecel Zimbabwe as an operation and the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services would like to assure all employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that the future is orange; it is bright” External link

herald Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "As a result of the transaction completion, the Government of Zimbabwe through ZARNet (Private) Limited takes effective management control of Telecel Zimbabwe," "The completion secures the future of Telecel Zimbabwe as an operation and the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services would like to assure all employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that the future is orange; it is bright" External link

allafrica Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Sir ) : "We have also discovered that the same companies are using Mauritius registered companies which are not themselves owners of any bandwidth to buy bandwidth internationally and resell to related companies in Zimbabwe so that part of the margin is being kept outside. So, we are working on a number of measures which we are still consulting on. Once we are ready, we are going to take action. This is an opportunity Mr Speaker Sir, to warn the companies that we are watching you and we are coming at you," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Sir ) : "We have also discovered that the same companies are using Mauritius registered companies which are not themselves owners of any bandwidth to buy bandwidth internationally and resell to related companies in Zimbabwe so that part of the margin is being kept outside. So, we are working on a number of measures which we are still consulting on. Once we are ready, we are going to take action. This is an opportunity Mr Speaker Sir, to warn the companies that we are watching you and we are coming at you," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We are concerned that there appears to be under declaration of revenue on the amount of calls that are coming into this country with an inflation of calls leaving where we have to pay forex outside,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The disappearing airtime is a huge concern, not just for me but for millions of Zimbabweans. There is a survey currently underway to see the charges that are being levied on the people, to the extent to which they can be justified overally. Some of it is unjustifiable and we are looking into it,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira adds : "The problem we have is those who use the platform of social media to cause alarm and despondency, to call for civil disobedience, violent protests, disobedience to the security forces and the police and [to] call for the bombing of police stations and supermarkets. I don't think that would be acceptable — not even in the United States or any sane country" External link

npr Friday, October 21, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Through the new ICT policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, 30 percent of software that is used by companies should be locally produced. We have to deliberately create the market,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Now in the face of climate change, farmers need to understand such survival methods and all this is available on the internet," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are very excited about the much anticipated Harare ICT innovators showcase and judging from the number of registrations, we expect this event to be a success. We hope that the applications that will be exhibited will help provide ICT driven business solutions to the everyday challenges we meet while providing an opportunity to innovators and application developers to monetize and bring their ideas to life," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Zarnet is the buyer of the Telecel shareholding from VimpelCom, and it paid its own money (US$10 million), except the US$30 million secured through a funding structure with Nssa,” External link

theindependent Monday, August 22, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 7:03:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “If government did not want Ecocash to be the largest or Econet to be the largest we could have opened our gates for Safaricom to operate a M-pesa in this market. We could have allowed MTN to set up in this market and offer the services that Econet offers,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is wrong to assume that you have the first move advantage and therefore you must close out other Zimbabweans from benefiting from a system on which government is spending resources defending you, making sure competition does not come to grab your market,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are really targeting some increased use of mobile money platforms," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are really targeting some increased use of mobile money platforms," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “VimpelCom has been understanding throughout the whole process, with the company even extending the transaction deadline when we had funding problems. This shows that the whole transaction has been mutually beneficial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We have not responded to them because we want to deal with the issue one step at a time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I have since last year said the operators have been calling on government to ban over the top services like Whatsapp, as the minister I have been on the forefront of refusing to take that kind of action, government would not change its policy today, we believe in social media which is a tool for development, we cannot allow a few misguided people to have the pleasure to make the majority lose because of their actions, therefore we will not inconvenience the majority for the commissions of a few misguided elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, indicent material and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday's protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The payment of salaries for the health sector personnel will now be done this Friday, July 8. We are very grateful to the Ministry of Finance especially acting Finance Minister Walter Chidhakwa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya for this deliverable," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The payment of salaries for the health sector personnel will now be done this Friday, July 8. We are very grateful to the Ministry of Finance especially acting Finance Minister Walter Chidhakwa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya for this deliverable," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Since December last year, this ministry has been under immense pressure from mobile network operators in this country for us to ban over the top, services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and the like because the operators are claiming that these over-the-top services are eating into their revenue, and yet they have not spent any resource in building their networks,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “There are elements, which have been abusing social media by sending information to do with how to make bombs, how to kill, pornography and even child pornography and the regulator has a responsibility of warning people of such abuse of tools like social media,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “POTRAZ has a responsibility that is 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and yesterday’s protests and the release of their statement was just a coincidence,” External link

herald Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We cannot shut down social media in complicity with those calling for the shutdown of the country,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It's important for everybody to understand that anything you post on social media or over the top services can be traced back to who started them," "Therefore we warn people to be responsible and ensure that the messages that they send out will not find them foul of the law. We expect that people must be responsible when using social media. It must not be used to threaten other people or to send subversive messages" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “It is now public knowledge that Megawatt produced a detailed report which indicated prejudice to NetOne of unbelievable proportions (reports say US$100 million),” “Out of that only US$30 million has been recovered. The company that overcharged committed to pay Megawatt for all the work they did and via a success commission” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira charged ( about Misheck Sibanda ) : “Anyone suggesting that I borrowed money from Potraz for my personal use either does not know how government functions, has a sinister agenda or is part of a dirty political campaign against me,” “In the case of my ministry, it received written authority from the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, to purchase two condition of service vehicles for the minister and another for the deputy minister” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “I spent nearly a year using my personal cars for government business until those cars were bought. I am not that wasteful with public funds as some people would like the public to think,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Reward Kangai ) : “It is entirely ridiculous to suggest that I would block NetOne from collecting its money from Metropolitan Bank. Why would I do that? I am not a shareholder at Metropolitan Bank and they have no branch in my Nyanga constituency,” “Besides, the money they invested in Metropolitan Bank was done when I was not even minister of ICT. After I became minister, I had a meeting with the NetOne CEO Reward Kangai and the bank’s officials where I insisted they should go, discuss and resolve the matter amicably” External link

theindependent Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The situation is because of the desperate situation that the government is facing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The situation is because of the desperate situation that the Government is facing,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Apex Council ) : “Our door is still open for those discussions, and we’re waiting for formal feedback from the Apex Council as per our discussions on Tuesday last week,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “We only heard about the planned strike through the media. We’re still waiting for the next formal meeting where we can hear their position and discuss the way forward,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We continue to appeal to the hard-working servants as we try to meet their salary expectations. The current cash inflow challenges in the country have affected salary payments, but Government is addressing the issue as we are aware civil servants have financial obligations that must be met on time. We are also aware that most of them have running loans that are automatically deducted from their accounts. We are working on paying their salaries as promised by the Ministry of Public Service" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 3, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We continue to appeal to the hard-working servants as we try to meet their salary expectations. The current cash inflow challenges in the country have affected salary payments, but Government is addressing the issue as we are aware civil servants have financial obligations that must be met on time. We are also aware that most of them have running loans that are automatically deducted from their accounts. We are working on paying their salaries as promised by the Ministry of Public Service" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 3, 2016 6:28:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “The situation is not new to workers as even the private sector has also failed to pay its workers,” External link

thezimbabwean Sunday, July 3, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "When we came in, there was an overreliance on rental income at the expense of services, at the expense of creativity and innovation within the postal services," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "They can work with partners or go it alone if they can secure mortgage financing or they can identify properties for acquisition and develop them to enhance their portfolio," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:05:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services understands that Potraz is currently considering authorising a framework for licence renewal payments that gives operators access to flexible payment terms. It has also come to our attention that, in anticipation of the board's approval, Potraz management has already entered into an agreement with another operator under a concessionary 10-year payment plan for their licence renewal," "We wish to alert you to the Ministry's grave reservations of such considerations and actions. We consider such an approach unacceptable given the need to urgently support central Government efforts to raise money for the Treasury," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Cabinet has frowned on the logic that informed the acceptance of such unprecedented terms, particularly having considered that the ICT industry is currently the most lucrative industry in Zimbabwe. We therefore advise the board to take caution in finalising on the matter," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services understands that Potraz is currently considering authorising a framework for licence renewal payments that gives operators access to flexible payment terms. It has also come to our attention that, in anticipation of the board’s approval, Potraz management has already entered into an agreement with another operator under a concessionary 10-year payment plan for their licence renewal,” “We wish to alert you to the Ministry’s grave reservations of such considerations and actions. We consider such an approach unacceptable given the need to urgently support central Government efforts to raise money for the Treasury,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:22:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Cabinet has frowned on the logic that informed the acceptance of such unprecedented terms, particularly having considered that the ICT industry is currently the most lucrative industry in Zimbabwe. We therefore advise the board to take caution in finalising on the matter,” External link

herald Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:22:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I've been a star of social media the last couple of days. I didn't know what trending is until I saw that I was trending on social media for the wrong reasons because I dared put my views across about other people's views," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I'm amazed at the amount of talent young people have in terms of creativity and putting together applications that are useful to ourselves as Zimbabweans. We've already raised $1,5 million for this initiative where we want to fund young people with great ideas and great innovations," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "I have been a star on social media for the last couple of days," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We have become such a society that does not tolerate other people's views and it's so negative," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "Shocked that lying pastor brags on radio that he does work for government ministries and turns around to say ‘murikudya mega (you are enjoying on your own to the exclusion of everyone)'. Mawarire yesterday said: " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "One of the things that normally happen when countries are engaged in those kind of discussions is that those who would have imposed sanctions see an opportunity for business in Iran or with Iran and they will be the first ones to go in and explore those opportunities," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:16:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Your finalisation of the National ICT Policy is very timeous as ICT is in fact one of the major pillars on which the ZimAsset strategic document is anchored,” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : "That committee is being chaired by (Christopher) Mushowe. Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:52:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira added : “That committee is being chaired by (Christopher) Mushowe. Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, March 15, 2015 10:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “Our position that Telecel has been operating without a licence and failed to honour local empowerment laws is the same position that has been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Government does not operate in a manner that is unfair to the other parties; we will follow processes and those processes are underway to deal with that issue. Government will deal with this issue knowing that there are employees involved and also subscribers in mind but not withstanding the law is the law,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “Government will be guided by the fact that there are employees there and that there are subscribers who might be affected. But our position as the ICT Ministry has not changed,” External link

financialgazette Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:48:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira told : “Our position that Telecel should cease operations because they have been operating without a licence is a position that has already been adopted by Cabinet,” External link

africareview Thursday, March 12, 2015 1:16:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The position of the Ministry of ICT that Telecel must cease operations because they have no licence is a position that has already been adopted by Cabinet," "There is a Cabinet committee in place to now execute the decision of Cabinet" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "This is a very important forum and we have reached a point where we must finalise the national ICT policy through this consultative process on Friday," "Once we conclude this consultative process we will take the final document to Cabinet for approval and adoption. This is an opportunity for every stakeholder to be involved. So we invite every stakeholder who has a position, especially around issues of ICT, to be part of the conference on Friday" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "It is important to note that one of the highlights of the expo will be a consultative forum on the finalisation of the national ICT policy," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:11:00 AM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “What we are working on right now is that by end of March, I should have taken the revised ICT policy to Cabinet for discussion and hopefully adoption,” External link

herald Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:59:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said ( about Chris Mushowe ) : "The position is that Telecel should cease operations and that is the position that has been adopted by cabinet which instructed a committee chaired by Chris Mushowe, who is responsible for certain aspects of POTRAZ, who is the regulator," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:10:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "We are not interested in shareholders issue, we are interested in the company meeting its obligations and as we speak they don't have a licence," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:50:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : “The ICT Ministry is canceling the agreement Telecel made with government to pay the $137,5 million license over time,” External link

greatindaba Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "The celebrations are worth every cent. This is an icon we are talking about," "He is pushing for the empowerment of blacks through the land reform program and the indigenization policy" External link

nzherald Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:19:00 PM EAT

Supa Mandiwanzira said : "NetOne bought the frequency that was being used by television for $200 million. This money will now be used for digitalisation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy52.38%EN11/21/201321/11/2013
deputy information minister14.29%EN11/15/201315/11/2013
deputy minister14.29%EN10/29/201329/10/2013
journalist19.05%EN09/15/201315/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Supa MandiwanziraEN99.16%
Supa MandiwanziraSA0.42%
Supa MandiwanziraPT0.42%


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