Telecel Zimbabwe has dismissed as false reports claiming that it is was given 30 days by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) to shut down.
A story claiming that the company had been ordered to close was run by The Herald in 2015 and the same story has been circulating on social media platforms recently.
Responding to the rumour, Telecel issued the following statement:
To our valued customers
There has been a recycled and fabricated article from 2015 alleging Telecel Zimbabwe is closing down. Please be informed this is false and must be treated as fake news.
We are actually opening more of our shops and franchises following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions by the authorities.
We will keep focused on our customers as we push to deliver our renowned value in these trying times. Thank you for your continued support over the years.