MEC issues severe warning for Vodacom to pay Please Call Me inventor

MEC issues severe warning for Vodacom to pay Please Call Me inventor

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for education, has demanded that Vodacom should pay Nkosana Makate by the end on January 'or face the wrath of the nation'. Makate is the inventor of the popular 'Please Call Me' service.

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Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has demanded that Vodacom should pay Nkosana Makate before the end of the month or 'face the wrath of the nation'.

Taking to social media platform Twitter, to join the growing debate surrounding the 'Please Call Me' inventor, Lesufi made his position on the matter very clear:

“Hi @Vodacom, the countdown starts now… Please pay him by 10 am, 31st January 2019 or face the wrath of the nation. We are the economy and we can shut it down,”

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the network operator had not paid Makate, despite having publicly announced that they had reached a settlement and would be paying 'reasonable' compensation to him.

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The inventor had taken to Twitter to clarify the situation, saying:

“This is not true. The offer that they claim to be making me is ridiculous and insulting and we are not accepting it,”

According to TimesLive, An anonymous source close to Makate had revealed that he would be taking legal advice on the matter.

“Mr Makate outright rejected the R49 million offer that Vodacom has made. He is now taking legal advice and will take further legal action,”

Makate had stated proceedings against Vodacom for financial compensation for the popular service that allows a customer to send a free SMS message requesting the recipient to contact them.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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