MTN has noted with disappointment and concern the recent violence between in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, which caused the deaths of four people as well as the displacement of hundreds of others and the destruction of property. As MTN we strongly condemn prejudice and xenophobia, more so violence against other human beings.

As a leading pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 21 countries, MTN believes in the potential of an Africa whose nations pursue deeper trade, integration and cooperation. Given our roots and our operational footprint, we also have a strong commitment to human rights and dignity, diversity and inclusion.

We urge all our customers and stakeholders to support and defend the principles of human rights, diversity and inclusion and an integrated collaborative Africa. The MTN Foundation is mobilising in Kwazulu-Natal to offer support to the authorities and victims in their hour of need.