PRETORIA - The inventor of Vodacom's "Please Call Me" service, Nkosana Makate, reached an agreement with the giant mobile telecommunications company on Tuesday, that he will stop talking to the media.
Vodacom filed an application at the High Court in Pretoria to block Makate from divulging information about their payment negotiations.
"The respondent undertakes that he will disclose no confidential issues as defined in the confidentiality agreement, nor discuss the contents of negotiations with any third parties, including the media," read the draft order.
In court papers filed by Vodacom, the company said Makate's actions impeded with the negotiations process.
"How would the parties be able to negotiate with each other in good faith when the contents of their negotiations are the subject matter of a well orchestrated and honed strategy that has constantly been leaked to the media," Vodacom said in court papers.