LATEST: Zimbabwe suffers internet shutdown

Zimbabwe suffered a disruption to both internet services and landline phone calls today, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

The disruption was blamed on a tractor cutting cables on the South African side of the border, and municipal employees severing cables while doing work in a suburb of the capital, Harare, it reports.

Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira denied allegations that the government had cut internet services.

The newspaper quoted him as saying:

We are upset that internet connectivity is not available or has not been available for most of the day.”

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