Zimbabwe’s Telecel Dismisses Fake News On Closure - Reports

Telecel Zimbabwe has dismissed the reports claiming that it was given 30 days by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) to close down as fake news.

The telco said that this was a mischievous attempt by its detractors who circulated an old 2015 April article and positioned it as new information.

Responding to the article, Telecel issued a statement to its subscribers saying that there had been a recycled article from 2015 alleging that Telecel Zimbabwe is closing down.
The statement informed the subscribers that the article was false and needed to be treated as fake news.
Telecel announced that it is, in fact, opening more shops and franchises after the relaxation of Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 restrictions by the authorities.

Telecel Zimbabwe was announced to close in 2015 by the then ICT minister Hon Supa Mandiwanzira due to licence issues and failure to regularise as demanded by the nation’s indigenisation act.

The alleged closure, however, did not go through because the same government which had threatened shutdown became the first bidder when the international owner of the stake, Vimplecom decided to sell.

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