In a tweet, Lesufi challenged the cellphone network to pay Makate or face the wrath of the nation. The countdown started on Sunday.
“Hi @Vodacom the countdown starts now, 11 days to go. Please #VodaPayHim by 10am, January 31, or face the wrath of the nation. We are the economy and we can shut it down. We are inundated with messages of support.
“Let’s avoid this, please #VodaPayHim#VodaCountdown11.”
Lesufi’s tweets follow the network operator’s announcement early this month that it had reached a settlement with Makate and would pay him reasonable compensation for his call-back service idea. Makate, however, rejected the announcement.