Reports from Mozambique say Vodacom group subsidiary Vodacom Mozambique has suspended its clients' SMSing capabilities under orders of that country’s government.
The National Communications Institute of Mozambique (INCM), which regulates telecommunications, sent a letter to Vodacom Mozambique and state operator mCel ordering them to suspend SMSing.
A viral SMS campaign led to price hike riots in Maputo and nearby city Matola during which at least 13 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters.
However, Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communication, Paulo Zucula, earlier denied having given orders that SMSing be suspended.
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