In a surprising twist of events, it has been brought to our attention that the same woman who is currently suing Econet for alleged misrepresentation of its social media bundles through false advertising once sued Telecel for $50,000 back in 2013.
According to a Herald report back in 2013, Ms. Mabuda sued Telecel for the alleged wrongful intrusion of privacy based on the mobile network operators automatic service which track the availability of another person regardless of what network they are on.
The service in question was one that allowed subscribers to receive an automatic message the moment someone they had previously called became available.
The subscriber would access the service by dialing *141#phone number# and when the desired number would pop back into the network Telecel would notify you through an SMS.
Ms. Mabuda claimed that she was a victim of the service as she would receive phone calls from people she did not intend to communicate with due to personal reasons. Her lawyers at the time were Ziumbe and Partners, who claimed their client suffered undue harassment and annoyance.
Interesting that this lady has a penchant for suing mobile operators in Zimbabwe for $50k at a time. This, however, does not take away from her current case against Econet, as she may be more prepared than last time out,
We are still gathering information on this interesting case and will communicate as it comes.