Citizens should pay ZBC fees – ConCourt

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has ruled that citizens should pay the  Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) licence fees.

In its ruling the ConCourt said citizens were not being asked to pay for services provided by the ZBC, but for possession of gadgets capable of receiving radio or television signals in terms of the law.

This followed an application by Bernard Wekare and Musangano Lodge challenging the compulsory payment of ZBC fees. The applicants had argued that the fees in question were in violation of the constitution since citizens were being forced to pay for services they did not want to watch or listen to.



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