Funders of Please Call Me inventor’s Vodacom fight want their pound(s) of flesh

Kenneth Nkosana Makate inside the Constitutional Court after winning the legal battle against Vodacom over the "Please Call" SMS service on 26 April 2016. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

“Please Call Me” inventor Nkosana Makate is fighting the lawyers and investors who funded his lawsuit against Vodacom.

They want half of any compensation he might receive from Vodacom.

One of Makate’s funders, “Raining Men Trade” director Chris Schoeman, claims he has a written agreement with Makate.

Makate denies it, saying the agreement fell away upon the case’s initial failure and the alleged forgery of Schoeman’s signature.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Makate.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

I’m going to arbitration tomorrow…

Nkosana Makate, Vodacom "Please Call Me" inventor

Raining Men has not paid a cent in my application… They have not funded anything… The matter is quite simple…

Nkosana Makate, Vodacom "Please Call Me" inventor

There’s a case already at the NPA…

Nkosana Makate, Vodacom "Please Call Me" inventor

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