Telkom’s mobile business may soon be up for sale if an MTN plan to buy out the state-affiliated telecoms group proceeds, but experts say a full takeover of Telkom’s business, particularly the mobile unit, is unlikely, raising questions about what form such a deal could take. 

It was reported last week that discussions about MTN acquiring the entire issued share capital of Telkom in return for shares or a combination of cash and shares were at an early stage. But there was no certainty the transaction would proceed. ..

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