KZN King Goodwill Zwelithini Launches His Own Cellular Network. King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu king, implemented his own cellular service provider.
King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu king, implemented his own cellular service provider. The Bayede Mobile was introduced to the public in November. The service provider pledges to give South Africans budget-friendly services, it also states that it will use the mobile infrastructure that is there.
Jane Nkadimang, the co-founder of Bayede Mobile, told Business Insider that the sim cards will currently be delivered only within KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The co-founder also states that the network coverage will be available as people head nationwide because they will be using Cell C resources. The service provider has also reached a consensus about roaming with other service providers.
Jane Nkadimang says that within the first quarter of next year, the organisation will begin delivering sim cards in Gauteng too. The service provider’s prices are closely the same as Telkom and considerably cheaper than MTN and Vodacom. However, from 250MB upwards the prices of Bayede cost quite a lot more than Telkom with 2GB costing R140 at Telkom and R245 at Bayede. The co-founder says the organisation hopes to invest in its own resources.
She also invites investors to put their money in KwaZulu-Natal. The service provider is partnering with JB holding, which has businessman Roux Shabangu as one of its directors. The man has been in a lot of controversial stories with the government within the past years, which reportedly had Bheki Cele revoked from his title as the police commissioner.
by Alexandra Ramaite