Multichoice Africa Holdings suspends DStv services in Malawi

By Chisomo Phiri

Multichoice Africa Holdings (MAH) has on Tuesday announced suspending its DStv services in Malawi with immediate effect, following an injunction Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) obtained against Multichoice Malawi.

The injunction prohibited Multichoice Malawi from adjusting its subscription packages.

According to a statement from Multichoice Africa Holdings, customers have been requested to stop any payments for Dstv services while those that have already paid will have the particular services until the 30-day viewing cycle.

“Multichoice Malawi does not offer the Dstv service to the public and, therefore, cannot set or adjust tariffs for this service, a point repeatedly made to Macra.

Dr. Keabwetswe Modemoeng

“As a result, the order handed down to Multichoice Malawi is incapable of being implemented by them but carries with it grave consequences for the directors and management of Multichoice Malawi, including imprisonment,” reads the statement in part signed by MAH’s Group Executive : Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Officer Dr. Keabwetswe Modemoeng.

Dr. Modemoeng further says MAH had no other option than to withdraw the services in the country.

The development means that people who renew their packages will have no chances of renewing further upon expiry of the existing ones.


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