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POTRAZ warns individuals generating and peddling fake news

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) says a public notice dated 28 May 2024 and purportedly signed by its Director General Gift Machengete is fake.

In a statement, POTRAZ warned members of the public against generating and peddling fake news. Below is the FAKE statement:

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is working flat out on logistics with the Internet service provider Starlink following the unexpected announcement by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday 25 May 2024, that Starlink had duly been given a license to operate in Zimbabwe.

POTRAZ was not aware of the awarding of a license to Starlink and only learned of the development through social media, just like the rest of the citizens of Zimbabwe.

As it stands, POTRAZ is now working in reverse format, where we are drawing up a predated tender document that allows IMC Communications to be the sole supplier of Starlink service in Zimbabwe.

The reverse format also includes drawing up predated documents for IMC Communications, including company registration, names of company directors, security checks, etc.

These processes will then allow IMC Communications to be a regulated Starlink Internet provider. Please bear with us while this process is taking place.

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