Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters do not appear to have heeded Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s appeal to boycott sporting events associated with Vodacom after it emerged on Tuesday that there are only 5,000 tickets left on sale for Saturday’s Soweto derby. Chiefs’ communications manager Vina Maphosa revealed that there are only a few tickets left and urged supporters who wish to attend the match to buy tickets quickly‚ as they would soon be sold out. "They have been selling at about 3‚000 a day … we expect they may be sold out by tomorrow [Wednesday]‚” Maphosa said. “Please Call Me” inventor Nkosana Makate and Vodacom have been embroiled in lengthy settlement negotiations and the long-running battle reached boiling point after talks between the two parties stalled recently. Social media went into frenzy and Lesufi and the “Please Call Me” movement threw their support behind Makate‚ demanding he be paid fair compensation for developing the product in November 2000. ...

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