MultiChoice reopens branches
Pay TV operator MultiChoice has begun reopening its Lagos branches after it closed several offices in response to the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa’s Gauteng province.
MultiChoice was one of a number of South African companies to shut branches following the violence but its outlets in Mushin, Surulere and some other parts of Lagos have now reopened – although some remain closed.
The news was confirmed by a member of staff at the Lagos offices of MultiChoice-owned platform DStv, who said: “Some branches reopened on Saturday, but by Sunday morning all [DStv] branches had reopened.”
Describing the looting and vandalism that took place as part of the xenophobic attacks, he added: “Although the office was looking well set and activities going on smoothly, the workers told our reporter that hoodlums last week went away with some television sets and damaged some valuables.
“Those hoodlums entered, scattered the whole place, damaged our air conditioner outside, forcefully removed one of the televisions on the slab and smashed it on the floor. We all ran for our lives. The police later came and chased them away. We are back now, activities have commenced. You are safe here.”
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