ZIMBABWE Commentary on the Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill Social media threat to cybersecurity? In his address during the opening of the 5th Session of the 8th Parliament, President Robert Mugabe expressed hope that Parliament would debate and finalise the three cyber law related Bills Zimbabwe has been working on since mid-2013. Since then, developments in Zimbabwe’s cyber law and policy landscape have been fast-paced with the recent one being the creation of the Ministry of Cybersecurity, Mitigation and Threat Detection. At face value, such actions give the impression that the Zimbabwean government is taking serious measures to combat any potential cyber threats. However, this article seeks to show that current efforts by the government to secure cyberspace really have nothing to do with promoting cybersecurity, but are more focused on protecting the interests of the State. Government’s intentions Government efforts in combatting online criminal activity have resulted in the passing of the National ICT Policy, the National Cyber Security Policy (both in 2016), and the updating of the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, which is currently in its third draft. On paper, these policies are aimed at fighting cybercrime in Zimbabwe in a manner which purports to promote the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution.