Rights campaigners in Zimbabwe have decried a police statement warning social media users against engaging in what it described as “cyberbullying” of government officials, calling it an attempt to muzzle freedom of expression in the country. This, al Jazeera reports after the Zimbabwe Republic Police said in statement on Monday that arrests were “imminent” for unnamed “suspects” who have been “issuing threats and harassing government officials” on social media. The police statements came a few days after acting spokesperson of ZANU-PF, Patrick Chinamasa, alleged that Zimbabwe’s former colonial masters were using social media to “discredit icons like President Emmerson Mnangagwa”, equating social media attacks on Mnangagwa and his family to attacks faced by heroes of anti-colonial wars.