UPDATED: Multichoice NOT Shutting Down South African DSTV Accounts Being Used In Zimbabwe


When we first published this article, we wrote that DSTV was switching off customers who were accessing South African accounts from Zimbabwe.


This is not true however. We profusely apologise for carrying that story.

The truth is a bit more complicated and we will publish on that very soon explaining exactly what’s going on.


Yes, accessing South African DSTV content from anywhere outside South Africa is illegal and not permitted by Multichoivce. They just don’t have a way of stopping such pirate accounts from receiving signal.

Again, very sorry for running an inaccurate story. We will give you details soon.

Here’s what’s really happening with DSTV South African accounts in Zimbabwe

Multichoice’s response to the circulating story

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38 thoughts on “UPDATED: Multichoice NOT Shutting Down South African DSTV Accounts Being Used In Zimbabwe

  1. We are lucky here in Kenya. We just use Beinsports decoders imported from middle east. Full subscription package is just $130 per year. Compare that to your stupid multi-choice. Anyway it’s also illegal for us but piracy is always there.

    1. She’d more light, am from Malawi and would like to have a decoder from BeinSports, what’s should I do?

  2. Better we continue accessing SA viewing coz it’s of better value and quality on programming than Zim Acc

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