UPDATED: “Kwese TV” wins High Court case

Prominent lawyer, Tawanda Nyambirai has announced that Kwese TV and Dr Dish have won the court case against the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe. This means that Kwese TV can effectively begin operations any day.

In a Facebook post, Nyambirai wrote:

Last month, Dr Dish, the company which was supposed to distribute the content for Kwese TV, filed an urgent application at the High Court challenging the decision by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to cancel Dr Dish’s broadcasting licence. Dr Dish, which is being represented by Strive Masiyiwa’s associate Tawanda Nyambirai wanted the High Court to reverse the decision made by BAZ chief executive officer, Obert Muganyura to cancel its licence. Earlier this week, High Court judge Justice Charles Hungwe reserved his ruling on whether the application submitted by Kwese TV distributor, Dr Dish, was urgent or not.

Part of the ruling reads:

Applicant(Dr Dish) shall be entitled to enjoy the full rights and benefits of its license as if the said letter of 22 August 2017 does not exist.

 Applicant shall be entitled to distribute the Econet Media Limited (Mauritius) content based on the technical standards notified by the Applicant to the First Respondent and accepted by First Respondent on 21 October 2016.

You can read more of Justice Hungwe’s judgement here.

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