The matter of the Dr Dish broadcasting license is now before the courts. The legal process, whose length is hard to ascertain, will therefore decide if and when Kwese will be on TV screens in Zimbabwe again.
Dr Dish which is being represented by Tawanda Nyambirai of Mtetwa & Nyambirai Legal Practitioners made an urgent chamber application on Tuesday demanding that the High Court reverses a decision by Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) chief executive officer, Obert Muganyura to cancel its licence.
The application follows a letter that the lawyers had written to BAZ last week demanding the reversal of the licence cancellation decision. BAZ did not reverse the cancellation. Interestingly however, an unnamed sources quoted in an article by the government run Herald said Dr Dish “should feel free to go to the courts.”
We will cover issues raised in the court application separately but for those of you curious to dive into it yourselves immediately, here’s a download of Dr Dish Urgent Chamber Application filed on 29 August 2017.
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