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ConCourt orders all Zimbabweans to pay ZBC licence fees

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The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that all Zimbabwean citizens and residents must pay Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) fees even if they are not accessing their services.

According to the ruling, all who are in possession of gadgets capable of receiving radio and television signals must pay ZBC licence fees.

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The highest court based its judgment on the prevailing law that obligates citizens and residents to pay the fees as long as they are in possession of TV and radio signal receivers.

The judgment was made in a case where Bernard Wekare and Musangano Lodge were challenging the compulsory fees, arguing that they violated their freedom of choice since they were being compelled to pay for services they did not wish to access

 

 

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