Responding to a question in Parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Monica Mutsvangwa said those who do not receive a signal from the State broadcaster ZBC do not have to pay television licences.
She was responding to a question from Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu who had asked why people are asked for licences yet they are not receiving any signals from ZBC. In response Mutsvangwa said:
The Government policy is to make sure that all Zimbabweans, no matter where they are, receive the signal. This is the project we are on, digitalisation. Obviously, if there is no signal completely, I do not see why people should be paying these licences.