I have just been forwarded the following email correspondence from a Mocality business user in Kenya confirming that they are closing down the web site later this month:
Hello Business Owner Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and Mocality is one of them. We hereby give you notice that Mocality will cease to render its services on the 28th February 2013. Please log into the system between now and the 28th to retrieve any data that you may require from the system, as the system will no longer be available after the 28th February 2013. All paid for services that should have been rendered after that date (including advertising space and the like), will be refunded in full, and you will be contacted about that refund individually if it applies to you. We would like to thank you for your patronage and your support, and bid you a fond farewell. If you require any more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Regards Team Mocality.
To be honest, I am not entirely surprised since rumours have been swirling for the past few months that Mocality would be closing down. However, it’s still a shocker since Mocality had essentially re-invented business directory services in Kenya, and is also a major player for daily deals through Mocality Deals.