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World Remit fails to pay out cash due to #ZimbabweShutDown

by Staff reporter
18 Jan 2019 at 16:11hrs | Views
MONEY transfer company, WorldRemit has announced it is failing to pay out cash today due to the internet ShutDown announced in Zimbabwe, a Technology website Zim Techreview reported.

The company, however, said it will continue to monitor progress.

The message read as follows: "Due to a shut down of the internet in Zimbabwe transactions will not be available for collection today. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses - Worldremit"

Econet sent a message to its customers announcing the second internet shutdown in 36 hours claiming the directive came from the government around 10pm.

Econet said: "At 2205hrs 17/01/19, we were served with another directive for total shutdown of the internet until further notice. Our lawyers advised we are required to comply with the directive pending the court decision on its legality. The earlier directives are already the subject of a pending High Court application. We sincerely apologise for all inconvenience caused by the acts of government which are beyond our reasonable control."

Following the restoration of internet services, many Zimbabweans had circumvented the social media restrictions by routing through Virtual Private Networks to maintain contact with the rest of the world.