Monday, May 09, 2005

CHINESE HELP MUGABE SPY ON MEDIA, OPPOSITION IN ZIMBABWE

IN A move to control the flow of information in and out of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s beleaguered government has acquired sophisticated phone-tapping, radio jamming and internet-monitoring equipment from communist hardliners in China.

Sophisticated Chinese bugging equipment is being installed clandestinely in homes, offices, restaurants and even lavatories. Chinese technicians handed it over to the Central Intelligence Organisation earlier this year in an effort to block the circulation of what Mugabe calls "hostile propaganda".