DStv is going to cut prices in some African countries on the first of September and some of my fellow countryman are saying that our prices should be reduced as well because as it is they are relatively too high.
Well, it’s now time to see for yourself whether DStv is demanding too much in Zimbabwe than it does it other Sub-saharan African countries. The following table shows how much is paid to subscribe to Dstv’s Premium Boquet.
|Position||Country||DStv Premium price in domestic currency||DStv Premium Price in US Dollars (USD)|
|2||Nigeria||NGN 15 800||$44|
|3||South Africa||ZA 809||$53|
|10||Tanzania||TZS 169 000||$74|
|12||Uganda||UDX 280 000||$76|
|13||Kenya||KES 7 900||$77|
|15||Malawi||MWK 56 350||$78|
|18||Cote d'Ivore||CFA 59 000||$100|
NB: Other countries, include countries like Senegal, Chad, Cape Verde, Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Djibouti,Mauritania, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Togo and Eritrea.
There you have it Zimbabwe folks, DStv is not reaping you off. With Zimbabwe sitting at the 9th position, it pays $40 less than DRC subscribers who pay the most and pays $30 more than Angola subscribers who pay the least.
Now that the debate on whether we are being exorbitantly charged is settled, I think its fitting to now ask whether DStv’s prices are affordable to the average Zimbabwean or not. But it’s a conversation for another day.