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Update: MTN Gets Extension On $5.2Bn Fine Payment

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 2 November 2009: MTN sign in Sandton, Johannesburg. (Photo by Gallo Images/Charles Gallo)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 2 November 2009: MTN sign in Sandton, Johannesburg. (Photo by Gallo Images/Charles Gallo)

on Sunday denied reports that it had asked to settle the in staggered payments.

However, and Nigeria are still in negotiations, Nigerian authorities will not enforce a $5.2 billion on South Africa’s MTN until negotiations have been concluded the telecommunications company said on Monday.

The company, which earns 37 per cent of its revenues in Nigeria, last week appointed former chief executive Phuthuma Nhleko as executive chairman for six months to negotiate with Nigerian authorities to get more favourable terms on the fine for failing to disconnect 5.2 million unregistered SIM cards.

“Although the Nigerian Communications Commission set a deadline for payment of the fine by Monday, 16 November 2015, are advised that the Nigerian authorities have, without prejudice, agreed that the imposed fine will not be payable until the negotiations have been concluded,” MTN said in a statement today.

 

 

Source: Pmnewsonline

 

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