The Thursday February 21 edition of the Times newspaper reports the Zimbabwe Information Minister has said short-wave radios are illegal communications devices.
Reportedly hundreds of short-wave radios have been seized in house searches.
The Times story says that for the past eight years the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has been distributing solar/ wind-up radios, manufactured in South Africa.
The article was republished online by the Times sister newspaper The Australian and may still be available at
The ban has also been reported on The SWLing Post site at
Wind-up/Solar Powered Radios
Trevor Baylis: I’ve wound up broke despite inventions