I WAS surprised by one of the “incentives” offered to the striking junior doctors to persuade them to go and work in district hospitals.
All along we were made to believe that it was illegal to watch the fr
ee- to-air SABC TV channels that can be accessed on a Fortec Star decoder, among others, (“What’s so special about MultiChoice?” Zimbabwe Independent, July 21).
It also goes to prove that what has always been said about ZTV is true. Their programming leaves a lot to be desired.
I strongly suspect that MultiChoice is putting pressure on SABC to disable these channels in Zimbabwe because they have been losing subscribers in the country due to their insistence that locals pay in US dollars. Why is it that in South Africa and Botswana DStv subscribers pay in local currency while Zimbabweans are made to pay in US dollars? And why does the government allow that?