Thursday, July 15, 2021

Telkom has closed all South African stores indefinitely after after violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

by Thinus Ferreira

Telkom has decided to shutter all of its South African stores indefinitely following the violence and looting by criminals in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Telkom joined telecoms Vodacom and MTN that also closed all of their walk-in shops in KwaZulu-Natal.

"Please note that from 13 July all Telkom stores across the country will be closed until the situation can be assessed fully and it can be established that it is completely safe to resume business activities," Telkom said in a statement.

"Telkom understands that customers will be relying on their connectivity during this time more than ever and we have therefore put a range of plans in place to ensure network availability and stability. The company remains steadfast in ensuring that its connectivity services remain up throughout and as such all essential and necessary services will be running, managed and improved as needed."