Telecel while debunking social media reports circulating that it is about to shut down said it was opening more of its shops and franchises to serve its customers who need service during the lockdown. In the statement below, The MNO said it is in the business for the long haul and it was already to serve its 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
Meanwhile, a few weeks back Telecel slashed some of its employees’ salaries to ZWL$800.