Support mounts for Lesufi’s call that #Vodacom pay #NkosanaMakate

CApe Town – Despite Vodacom sending Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and #PleaseCallMe movement convener Modise Setoaba a cease-and-desist letter ordering them to desist from calling for a protest at any Vodacom premises social media users are rallying behind their cause.

Lesufi has been vocal on social media in calling for the cellular service provider to pay out Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate, who has spent 18 years in a David and Goliath battle with the company. He has however denied that he is involved in organising protest action against Vodacom or that he ever met with Makate.

The Constitutional Court in 2016 ruled that Vodacom had to start negotiating a fair settlement with Makate but after protracted negotiations he rejected their offer earlier this year.

On Wednesday, Lesufi, the #PleaseCallMe movement and the ANC’s Liliesleaf Farm branch gave Vodacom until 10 am on January 31 to resolve the dispute with Makate or face mass action.

Twitter users are not waiting for Vodacom to settle, and are instead threatening to abandon the cellular service provider in favour of its rivals.


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