The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute a complaint lodged by franchisees against Cell C for anticompetitive conduct.
In its weekly media statement, the commission said it also decided not to refer the complaint to the Competition Tribunal.
“The commission has taken a
“The commission is of the view that the conduct complained of does not contravene the Competition Act.”
In May 2018, Home Incident Management and Others filed a complaint against Cell C for anticompetitive and discriminatory conduct.
The commission did not disclose further reasons for not referring the matter to the Competition Tribunal.
The Home Incident Management represented 17
On Sunday, TechFinancials reported that Cell C has, since 2015, been terminating its franchisees and taking over some of them without compensating the owners, insiders, and victims have claimed.
This year, Cell C is scheduled to take-over about 12 more stores from their owners, internal documents seen by TechFinancials reveal.
For more read: Cell C Move To Terminate Franchisees Stores Backfires
Cell C wants to own 100% of its retail store before its planned listing next year or 2020, said an insider.
For now, Cell C is planning to