- King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu will soon be launching his very own mobile network
- Bayede Mobile will soon be rolled out and will mainly target consumers in rural areas
- Set to launch in KwaZulu-Natal, plans are in place to see the network spreading across the country
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu is set to launch his own mobile network, dubbed Bayede Mobile.
The Sowetan reports that Director Jane Nkadimang had indicated plans to launch the network are already in the works:
"This project is one of its kind and we hope to launch it by November 1 this year with a limited number of rural communities as subscribers to the network. In the long run, we hope to roll out the network to other provinces."
Targeting customers in rural areas, the network will be hosted by Cell C and MTN, according to Nkadimang.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Zulu monarch's trust fund had come under fire after no tangible signs of growth were reported, but an increase had been requested.
It seems as if the royal is intending to fuel his comeback with this latest endeavour, and with citizens denouncing the high cost of data on other networks, he may just be on the right track.
Commenting on the new venture, Zwelithini said that he aimed to bring peace to the rural regions of KwaZulu-Natal, explaining:
"Bayede Mobile is a groundbreaking project not only for the benefit of the Zulus but South Africa as a whole. In the near future, I hope to bring on board other investors interested in uplifting rural community."
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