Another financial institution in Zimbabwe has revised their conditions for DStv payments, effectively limiting them. CABS, the largest building society in the country, announced this month that it would no longer allow non-account holders to make DStv payments through it.
They also announced that their customers will only be able to make a single payment for a single Multichoice DStv account a month.
Here’s the full message:
Please note that DSTV transactions will be restricted to a single payment per month. In other words, a CABS account holder will only be able to pay the equivalent of one selected bouquet per month. The DSTV bill payment fee has been pegged at $2.05 (inclusive of the $0.05 stamp duty), across all CABS delivery channels.
The Society will no longer be processing DSTV payments for non-CABS customers, until further notice.
We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences caused.
CABS’ move follows similar limitations that EcoCash made late last year before discontinuing DStv payments completely in December 2016. OK Zimbabwe and Telecash followed suite this year.
EcoCash has however introduced a Rand wallet on the mobile money service and this wallet can make DStv payments. Where to get the rands? Maybe the streets.
We contacted Multichoice Zimbabwe earlier this month and they gave the standard answer that they don’t have control over what the financial institutions decide.
Here’s are the current ways to pay for your DStv:
- Ecocash Rand Wallet ABSA
- CABS (Acc holders only)
- BARCLAYS (Acc holders only)
- STANDARD CHARTERED (MOBILE BANKING only)
- STEWARD BANK.
DStv is a Pay TV service owned by South African company, Multichoice. DStv provides a broad spectrum of entertainment, news and information channels subscribed to via bouquets. Bouquets have a pre selected number of channels. In Zimbabwe, the DStv service is provided by Multichoice Zimbabwe, and agent of the parent company in South Africa. Read More
Multichoice Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean operation of the South African headquartered company Multichoice Africa. Multichoice Zimbabwe operates as a franchise. The local company is the one in charge of the DStv pay TV operations in the country. Read More