Kwese TV has been suspended again.
As you may already be aware, the Broadcasting Authority appealed to the Supreme Court to challenge Kwese TV’s high court ‘win’. Legally, that meant Dr. Dish, the company that distributes the Kwese TV service, had to stop operations.
Techzim noticed however that a day after the BAZ appeal was filed, Kwese TV was still being sold.
It’s may not be the case anymore. Econet issued a statement today advising customers the service had been temporarily suspended and that those wishing to get refunded could.
STATEMENT REGARDING THE BROADCASTING OF KWESE TV SERVICE
Dear Valued Customers.
Thank you for supporting Kwese TV. We would like to inform you that the broadcasting of the Kwese TV Service has been temporarily suspended following an appeal to the Supreme Court by The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). This appeal challenged the ruling which was issued in favour of Kwese TV by the High Court last week.
We have approached the High Court on an urgent basis for permission to continue broadcasting pending the determination of the appeal in the High Court. We will update you as soon as the judgment is handed down. We sincerely regret this inconvenience, which is outside of our control.
In the meantime, we are happy to make a refund to you at any point in time, should you so wish. You can however keep your installed decoder & equipment until the ruling is issued.
Thank you for your continued support.
We’re keen to know in the comments from those of you that use Kwese TV if the service itself has stopped working.
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