As at the time of writing, over 183,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the popular pay-TV provider DStv to reduce its prices for South Africa, as it does for other African countries, especially during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In 2019, DStv cut prices in a number of African countries such as Kenya and Nigeria. This, however, has never happened in South Africa.

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MultiChoice Nigeria again recently introduced a massive discount offer of up to 44% to all its DStv and GOtv subscribers in a bid to ease the impact of the ongoing socio-economic crisis in the country.

The petition, launched by Sifiso Gwala a week ago, had 109,016 signatures by midday on Wednesday afternoon.

“DSTV drops prices for the rest of Africa except South Africa and now this. We’re being taken for granted here #DstvMustFall,” Gwala said in the petition.

Now, amid job losses, salary cuts and struggling businesses during the lockdown, South Africans want the same to happen for local subscribers.

“Prices are too high, can’t afford it” and “we must choose the channels we want,” said some supporters.

Well, we still awaits DStv’s response to the petition.


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