Tuesday, April 23, 2024

MultiChoice Malawi wins MACRA case against hiked DSTV charges

In a triumph of justice, the High Court of Malawi has handed down its decision today to settle the dispute between the country’s Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and MultiChoice Malawi. The case involved accusations by MACRA alleging that the DSTV service provider violated the law by not notifying the regulator about the proposed adjustment of DStv premiums before implementing any changes.

Presiding over the case, Judge William Yakuwawa Msiska declared that Macra had overstepped its jurisdiction, emphasizing that DStv rates are not determined by MultiChoice Malawi. The contentious dispute resulted in MultiChoice Africa Holdings (MAH) withdrawing its DStv services in Malawi.

In response, Wapona Kita, the lawyer representing MultiChoice Malawi, stated in an interview that his client would deliberate on a corporate decision, and the public would be duly informed about the course of action following the court’s ruling.

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