I really wonder what was in the mind of our Honourable member of Parliament, Charlton Hwende, When he made one uneducated, misinformed and ill directed tweet.
In his attempt to show displeasure over Strive Masiyiwas’s statement on removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe, while admittedly there has been a major outcry and mixed reaction over his statement, Hon Hwende was just offside.
In His unfortunately now deleted tweet, Hwende said:
The Tweet above was not sent by a South African MP, (They are experts in those). I could have understood, but by our own Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services and MDC-Alliance legislator for Kuwadzana East Mr Charlton Hwende
The context of my analysis has nothing to do with the legitimacy of sanctions, but rather lack of understanding of his measures should we all agree that we need to go that route.
Lets say for argument’s sake we all dump the Econet lines, then we start supporting NetOne and Telecel, Who benefits the most?
If we are to punish Strive Masiyiwa for siding up with ZanuPf Government in the same corner, do we do so by giving all our money to the Zanupf owned or controlled government
Does Hon Hwende even understand who owns the alternative mobile networks in Zimbabwe.
I would think he either tweeted blindly in his displeasure or he honestly does not know that government owns 60% of Telecel Zimbabwe, 100% of NetOne and 100% of TelOne .
If the Hon MP had this information , im sure he would not have tweeted so loudly with an open mouth and closed mind.
By the way we forgot to welcome you to the ICT sector, and looking forward to tackling more of these issues. Your president Mr Chamisa did very well when he was on the same post.