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Thursday 29 June, 2006

MTN Group Limited

Offer Update

MTN Group Limited
29 June 2006

OFFER FOR INVESTCOM LLC

Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States of
America, Canada, Australia or Japan

29 June 2006

Offer by MTN International (Mauritius) Limited ('MTN Mauritius') for Investcom
LLC ('Investcom')

Offer extended to 12 July 2006

On 23 May 2006, MTN Mauritius made an offer for the entire issued and to be
issued share capital of Investcom (the 'Offer').

The First Closing Date of the Offer was 28 June 2006. MTN Mauritius announces
that the Offer has been extended to 5.00 p.m. (Dubai time) on 12 July 2006. As
previously announced, the MTN Group Share Alternative will only remain open
until 5.00 p.m. (Dubai time) on 12 July 2006, save that MTN Mauritius reserves
the right to reintroduce the MTN Group Share Alternative in respect of Investcom
Shareholders whose Investcom Shares are acquired as part of any potential
compulsory acquisition of Investcom Shares in respect of the Offer. Terms
defined in the Offer Document dated 23 May 2006 have the same meaning in this
announcement.

MTN Mauritius announces that as at 5.00 p.m. (Dubai time) on 28 June 2006 it has
received valid acceptances of the Offer in respect of 1,120,281,524 Investcom
Shares (representing approximately 78.1 per cent. of the issued share capital of
Investcom). This includes the acceptance of the Offer by M1 Limited pursuant to
the irrevocable undertaking to accept the Offer described in the Offer Document
dated 23 May 2006. Other than that irrevocable undertaking, MTN Mauritius did
not hold any Investcom shares or rights over such shares before the Offer Period
commenced and has not acquired or agreed to acquire any Investcom Shares during
the Offer Period (other than by way of acceptances of the Offer).

In addition, as at 5.00 p.m. (Dubai time) on 28 June 2006, The Bank of New York
(as Tender Agent to the Offer) has received irrevocable instructions to
participate in the Offer in respect of 268,030,665 Investcom Shares represented
by 53,606,133 Investcom GDSs (representing approximately 18.7 per cent. of the
issued share capital of Investcom). As at 5.00 p.m. (Dubai time) on 28 June
2006, MTN Mauritius has not received a valid acceptance of the Offer in respect
of any of these Investcom Shares represented by the Investcom GDSs. It is
expected that, pursuant to the terms of the Tender Agent Agreement, The Bank of
New York will accept into the Offer the Investcom Shares that it has received
instructions in relation to when the Offer is declared unconditional in all
respects.

Accordingly, the aggregate valid acceptances and instructions to The Bank of New
York to accept the Offer have been received in respect of a total of
1,388,312,189 Investcom Shares (representing approximately 96.7 per cent. of the
issued share capital of Investcom).  Of those acceptances or instructions,
elections to participate in the MTN Group Share Alternative have been received
in respect of a total of 1,013,875,914 Investcom Shares (representing
approximately 70.6 per cent. of the issued share capital of Investcom).

Terms defined in the Offer Document dated 23 May 2006 have the same meaning in
this announcement.

Enquiries

Deutsche Bank          +44 207 545 8000

Amrit Singh

First Africa           +27 11 669 6300

Kofi Adjepong-Boateng

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to
purchase any securities.  The Offer is made solely by means of the Offer
Document and the acceptance forms accompanying the Offer Document, which contain
the full terms and conditions of the Offer including details of how it may be
accepted.

Deutsche Bank and First Africa are acting exclusively for MTN Group and MTN
Mauritius and no-one else in connection with the Offer and will not be
responsible to anyone other than MTN Group and MTN Mauritius for providing the
protections afforded to clients of Deutsche Bank and First Africa (respectively)
nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer.

The Offer, including the MTN Group Share Alternative, is not being made and will
not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into and is not and will not be
capable of acceptance in or from Canada, Australia or Japan.  In addition the
Offer, including the MTN Group Share Alternative, is not being made and will not
be made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the mails or any means
or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission,
electronic mail, telex, telephone or internet) of interstate or foreign commerce
of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States or
to US Persons as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act (each a 'US
Person') and the Offer (including, without limitation, the MTN Group Share
Alternative) is not and will not be capable of acceptance by any such use,
means, instrumentality or facility or from within the United States.
Accordingly, copies of this announcement are not being, and must not be, mailed
or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent to any US Person or in or into or
from the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.  Custodians, nominees and
trustees should observe these restrictions and should not send or distribute
this announcement in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.

The New MTN Group Shares to be issued in connection with the Offer have not
been, nor will they be, registered under the US Securities Act nor under any
laws of any jurisdiction of the United States.  Neither the US Securities and
Exchange Commission nor any US state securities commission has approved or
disapproved of the New MTN Group Shares offered in connection with the Offer, or
determined if this announcement is accurate or complete.  Any representation to
the contrary is a criminal offence.  No prospectus in relation to MTN Group, MTN
Mauritius or the New MTN Group Shares offered in connection with the Offer has
been approved by the competent authority of any EEA State; the relevant
clearances have not been, and will not be, obtained from the securities
commission of any province of Canada and no prospectus has been lodged with, or
registered by, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the
Japanese Ministry of Finance.  Accordingly, the MTN Group Share Alternative will
not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into and will not be capable of
acceptance in or from and the New MTN Group Shares may not be offered, sold,
resold, delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into (unless in
each case an exemption under the relevant securities laws is applicable) any EEA
State, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction if to do so would
constitute a violation of the relevant laws of, or require registration thereof
in, such jurisdiction or to, or for the account or benefit of, a person located
in the any EEA State, Canada, Australia or Japan.  The MTN Group Share
Alternative is only directed to persons in the EEA who are 'qualified investors'
as defined in Article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (the Prospective
Directive).


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