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Swazi trade unions plan mass protests over Fixedfone cut-off

Tuesday 16 October 2012 | 14:21 CET | News
The Trade Unions Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) is planning a national mass protest to demand the reconnection of Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) Fixedfones and dongles. TUCOSWA's national organising secretary, Vincent Dlamini, said exact dates have not yet been set, but sources within the organisation told the Times that the protests would be held in the next three weeks. Dlamini said Swazi citizens need affordable communication tools. Currently, Swaziland has one of the highest call rates and people cannot understand why the gadgets were switched off when they

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN / SPTC
Countries: Eswatini
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