Tickets to the Soweto Derby are almost sold out, even after Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s appeal to boycott sports events associated with Vodacom.
You just can’t keep South Africans away from football, let alone the great Soweto Derby. As of today, only 5000 tickets are left on sale for Saturday’s game.
The call to boycott Vodacom comes after the mobile network provider and ‘‘Please Call Me” inventor Nkosana Makate have been embroiled in a long-running battle over payment for creating the service.
Lesufi recently threw his support behind Makate‚ demanding he be paid fair compensation for developing the product in November 2000.
The MEC said he was willing to lobby state institutions to cancel contracts associated with Vodacom.
Unfortunately, Vodacom sponsors both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and the people of Mzansi they just can’t seem to boycott the beautiful game.
Chiefs' communications manager Vina Maphosa told Sunday World that they have been selling about 3000 tickets a day and are expecting them to be sold out by tomorrow.
Briefly.co.za reported on the previous derby‚ in the Telkom Knockout semifinals‚ held in Durban‚ where tickets were sold out within hours.
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