Legal battle over Vodacom’s DRC ‘loans’ to Kabilas

Wrangling focuses on outstanding R250m extended to Congolese telecom firms

03 March 2024 - 00:04

Mobile giant Vodacom paid more than R250m to minority partners in Vodacom Congo — the leading telecoms company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — including family members of former president Joseph Kabila, in loans that have yet to be repaid more than a decade later...

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