Greed or just right? SA debates Please Call Me inventor's R10b bid

Greed or just right? SA debates Please Call Me inventor's R10b bid

Nkosana Makate has turned down a R47 million offer from Vodacom in his bid to get what he deserves for inventing the Please Call Me service. Citizens took to social media to debate if he should have taken his millions or if he truly deserves his R10 billion slice of the pie.

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The nation is behind Nkosana Makate as he seeks his rightful compensation for creating the Please Call Me. reported that Makate is taking Vodacom back to court after rejecting the communication giant's offer of R47 million, aiming for R10 billion of the company's revenue during the time they used his invention.

With the case spanning ten years and likely to continue for some time still, Makate has the support of the nation behind him, with some popular politicians jumping on the bandwagon in his support.

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However, some feel as if Makate should have taken his millions and called it a day, hinting that they felt greed was pushing him to continue his legal battle.

Despite these doubts being voice, many are adamant that the R10 billion was a just amount as it was only a small portion of what the company made while they utilised the service.

Irrespective of the amount, it is clear that Mzansi wants Makate to get his reward for creating what has since become a staple in every day South African life.

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