Vodacom wins reprieve in Lesotho licence struggle
Vodacom has secured an interim order interdicting the Lesotho Communications Authority from enforcing a fine on the company and from revoking its licence.
A statement released by the operator confirmed that the High Court of Lesotho has granted an interim order interdicting the LCA from: enforcing the payment of the fine of M134-million it imposed on Vodacom; and revoking the company's unified licence.
According to Vodacom in terms of the court order the LCA must, on 23 October 2020, show cause why the interim order should not be made final.
A spokesperson for the company stated: "We assure citizens of Lesotho that we remain fully focussed on delivering great value and a superior customer experience to the 1.2 million people who have chosen us as their network provider of choice and the around 661 000 M-Pesa users who rely on us for inclusive access to financial services. It remains business as usual for all our valued customers."