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Is James Makamba Finally Being Booted Out Of Telecel?

The answer to that question is a solid yes if sources close to Technomag are to be believed. At this point, I have a hard time mustering energy when it comes to the conclusion of the Telecel ownership saga, as too many times we’ve heard one thing followed by a different angle shortly after. Technomag […]


Law Firm Representing NetOne CEO Against Office Of The President Is Owned By The President’s Son-In-Law

The situation at NetOne seems to have gone into overdrive and with the current CEO – Lazarus Muchenje- having now sued the ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira and The Office of The President we were quite alarmed by the fact that the law firm representing Mr Muchenje has a very interesting ownership and we couldn’t help […]


Telecel Ownership Back And Forth Goes On And On

Fourteen days ago, we had two stories on the Telecel ownership issues and these articles couldn’t have been more contrasting. In the initial article we reported that James Makamba had been booted out and the Telecel issues had been resolved. Later that afternoon statements released by Makamba’s lawyers and a statement sent to Telecel CEO […]


James Makamba Not Out, Says He Didn’t Resign From Telecel

Earlier today we reported that the Telecel power struggle seemed to have come to a halt. The news was initially reported on The Times (a South African publication). James Makamba -through his lawyers- has denied that there have been any changes to the ownership structures. Makamba’s lawyers sent out an email to media houses disputing […]


Telecel’s Ownership Wrangles Finally Over? Makamba Pushed Out By The President’s Son-in-Law

By this point Telecel’s ownership issue are well documented and since 2015 Telecel ownership squats have been making headlines multiple times. Now it seems there might finally be a conclusion. James Makamba returned to Zim after the ‘coup-not-coup’ in November. Shortly after his return, the former chairman of Telecel accused Gerald Mlotshwa (son-in-law to current […]


Kwese Terminated Contract With Dr Dish Because Of Mlotshwa And His Links To Telecel And Mnangagwa

First off I’m going to call out to the film guys, please make a movie on the Kwese story. You won’t need writers for this story. There are so many plot twists in this story that your audience will be confined to the edge of their seats, if indeed they can even sit. Okay, now […]


Mnangagwa’s Son In Law, Telecel, Dr Dish And Kwese… Where’s The Connection?

There is a man right here in Zimbabwe who happens to be a seasoned lawyer, major shareholder in one of the telecommunications companies and son in law to a prominent politician in Zimbabwe. All this is no crime but it is quite an attractive story for a curious cat. Techzim is a curious cat. That […]


Kwese’s Former Partner, Dr Dish Changes Ownership Structure

Zimbabwean lawyer and new majority shareholder of Dr Dish, Gerald Mlotshwa Dr Dish is currently topical particularly here on Techzim because of their breakup with Econet Media. The two had a content distribution agreement that effectively made Dr Dish the carrier of Kwese into Zimbabwe.In fact it was Dr Dish that announced the coming of […]