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Kwese TV is back! High court says they can continue selling

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So the High Court has permitted Dr Dish to continue selling Kwese. Remember the story was that they could not sell the service because the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe had gone to the Supreme Court to contest the earlier ruling by the High Court that confirmed that Dr Dish still had a valid license to sell Kwese.

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BAZ then went to the Supreme Couret to contest the ruling. Legally Dr Dish had to wait to sell Kwese until the Supreme Court decides. So what did they do? They filed an urgent application at the High Court to be permitted to sell the service in the meantime until the appeal case is decided on.

The High Court has thus now decided that Dr Dish will continue to sell until the Supreme Court decides, This is good news for Kwese because procedures at the Supreme Court usually take too long sometimes even years. In passing this judgement, the High Court has kind of acknowledged that BAZ was just trying to frustrate Kwese. For their efforts the High Court has ruled that BAZ should pay the legal costs.

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Really when you look at it, BAZ was trying to frustrate Kwese. We doubt they have any strong case before the Supreme Court bench. We applaud the High Court for making today’s ruling: it is not good precedence for people to use the courts for silly reasons like mere attempts to frustrate someone else.

Or maybe I should say frustrating the competition? Remember the Zimbabwe government has part ownership in Multichoice Zimbabwe. I wonder how this story will play out seeing as it is DSTV has recently lowered pricing and introduced a new ultra budget package which costs just $7. Although this is still just payable in hard USD currency.

Anyway, Kwese can be sold for now. Here is the ruling for you to go through.


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17 thoughts on “Kwese TV is back! High court says they can continue selling

  1. Qsn is… what will happen when the Supreme Court rules in favor of BAZ or when Dr Dish’s license expires? Will BAZ renew or offer Kwesé it’s own license?

    1. You’ve just poured cold water on this victory…with the truth. Let’s all just hope it still goes Kwesé’s way then.

    2. Qsn is what happened when Econet Wireless had to renew its licence after being granted right to operate by Supreme Court. That is what would happen to Kwese. By the the time Dr. Dish licence is due for renewal, Kwese will be so established that the gvt would not even think of refusing them a licence. Kwese will be giving gvt more money through income tax, VAT, licence fees and employnent of locals that even the craziest BAZ would not dare playing these monkey tricks.

  2. Great news this, though I think they just wanted to buy time for their company, dstv to get its act together and come up with competitive pricing structures

  3. Surely I don’t understand what is being said here. Can someone elaborate this to me. Is Kwese ready for broadcasting or they are told to keep selling until the matter is solved. Please come out clear or I’m being damp here. Truely I don’t I understand what is being said here.

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