The Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services says the Cyber Crime and Cyber Security Bill is a comprehensive legislation that is expected to address abuse of social media in Zimbabwe.

The bill, which came as a result of wider consultations, provides for criminalisation of abuse of the social media.

“This bill is a solution to the growing abuse of social media. In any criminal proceedings, evidence generated from computer system or electronic communication systems shall be admissible in court,” the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Engineer Samuel Kundishora said.

He added that the proposed law will curb cyber crimes and increase cyber security in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of ICTs.

The abuse of cyber space is a major concern for many citizens who have suffered from cyber bullying.

The coming into force of this bill is expected to bring positive change and restore sanity on the cyber space.