Tsvangirayi Bans Whatsapp, and Facebook


MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has banned supporters party from WhatsApp and Facebook with immediate effect.

Tsvangirai said in a statement he had noticed with dismay how members of his party have been abusing social media for their self glorification at the expense of the party.“The proliferation of this abuse (social media) has reached alarming proportions and cannot be ignored any longer. I therefore issue the order that any WhatsApp group administered by anyone who is an MDC member without exception, be shut down.”

He also said all members of the party must exit all WhatsApp groups on their own with immediate effect.“Any party structure which needs to run a social media group should access forms from the Office of the President. Those who have been found on the wrong side must consider this as an official first warning,” said Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai’s orders follow reports that there is a group of disgruntled party members who are lobbying through social media platforms — WhatsApp and Facebook — for the party to hold another congress in 2016 in line with the party’s original plans.