Nkosana Makate and his former funders in the Please Call Me matter are heading to arbitration next month, as a battle over whether his financiers are entitled to a share of his settlement with Vodacom escalates. But it seems that arbitration could again be delayed as the funder, Raining Men Trade, intends to launch an application to remove the arbitrator, advocate Andrew Mabena, citing various conflicts of interest. Thomas Samons, Raining Men Trade's business rescue practitioner, said on Friday the arbitration was set down for eight days towards the end of June, "where we are calling witnesses. It's got to do with Makate's submission that the original agreement is no longer valid and that the nomination of Raining Men did not in fact take place. So, we say of course the original agreement is still in place and the nomination did take place." Samons said Raining Men had also informed Makate's attorneys of the application to remove the arbitrator. They have 20 days left to file the ap...

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