Multichoice Maintains Monopoly
OUTA INVESTIGATES MULTICHOICE MONOPOLY
In 2016 Multichoice paid ANN7 R 141 million to maintain its dominance as a paid TV monopoly in South Africa. It further paid ANNx7 to ensure that MultiChoice has influence on government policy. It was then Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi who was implicated in sharing confidential ministerial communication with the Guptas who in turn influenced the encryption policy to favour MultiChoice’s monopoly.