Mzansi upset over high data prices as #NoRechargingForMTN trends

Mzansi upset over high data prices as #NoRechargingForMTN trends

- Mzansi is frustrated with paying excessive amounts for mobile data from MTN on the daily

- South Africans are voicing their frustrations through the hashtag #NoRechargingForMTN on Twitter

- Many Saffas are comparing MTN prices in SA to other countries to prove their points

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South Africans are attempting to raise awareness and boycott a mobile network through a new hashtag. #NoRechargingForMTN has been trending on Twitter since the early hours of this morning with many Saffas expressing their frustration with the network.

Data prices for MTN in SA were compared to data prices in Nigeria. From screenshots made available on Twitter, MTN in SA charges R249 for 6GB while MTN in Nigeria charges N2 500 (R99.66) for 6GB of data.

MTN users in Mzansi are now boycotting the network by vowing not to recharge with them. Tweeps are using the #NoRechargingForMTN with #DataMustFall to raise awareness and hopefully make a difference.

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No recharging for MTN trends: Mzansi upset over price comparison
South Africans are voicing their frustrating around excessive data prices through #NoRechargingForMTN on Twitter.
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Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the tweets under the #NoRechargingForMTN tag on Twitter:

@2021AFRICA tweeted:

"Shouldn't YouTube influencers be taking a stand also against data prices? Or are they happy with the little to no views they get because people can't afford to watch their content. #NoRechargingForMTN."

@Dikeledi_Sebidi wrote:

"MTN same WhatsApp group le Eskom, you pay more for less little units. I don't even wanna get started on how quickly MTN airtime finishes. #NoRechargingForMTN."

@KabeloMohlahli said:

"After buying 2GB MTN and downloading two songs on MTN you're left with 950MB. #NoRechargingForMTN."

In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported on the Special Investigating Unit is closing in on the National Lottery Commission. This after they carried out a raid at the National Lottery Commission's Pretoria officers.

The group had obtained a search-and-seizure warrant on Monday, authorising the raid after President Cyril Ramaphosa had signed off on the probe. Ramaphosa had signed a proclamation in November green-lighting the SIU to investigate allegations of corruption and maladministration involving the entity.

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Multiple allegations of graft have surfaced implicating the commission in recent days, mostly centring around the distribution of the proceeds of the lottery. The commission is charged with ensuring the lottery is regulated and that the distribution of funds aids good causes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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