- A South African man’s generosity and ubuntu are being praised on social media after paying for a stranger’s groceries last weekend
- The guy was identified as Willem and he offered to pay GHc430 for a stranger who struggled with her bank cards at a shopping mall in Witbank, Mpumalanga
- South African social media users are happy that Mzansi still has a guy who is prepared to go all-out and help someone they don’t even know
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The generosity of South Africans has come to the fore once again through a story shared by Kutty Chabangu on Facebook. She says her sister went shopping but had some trouble with her bank cards.
She says the issues started when her sister reached the till point and was ready to pay for her groceries and when she tried to make phone calls to rectify the problem, a Good Samaritan offered to pay the bills. To her sister’s amazement, she even told the generous man that this was not just R100, yet the guy insisted on paying.
Chabangu wrote on Facebook:
“My sister asked me to post on her behalf. Today around 2pm after work she went to do groceries at Pick n Pay River Crescent in Witbank. When she arrived at the till both her cards gave her a problem. When she was about to make a call about the cards the cashier alerted her of someone talking behind her.
“When she turned there was a gentleman and he said he'd pay for the groceries. My sister got shocked and asked the guy if he can see if it's R1 000, not R100. The gentleman said 'I will pay for it.' My sister was so shocked and she couldn't believe it.”
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@Precious Mbali said:
“What an inspirational story, thank you for sharing. We ARE good people fellow South Africans, don't allow politicians to cause disunity.”
@Carin Smit said:
“Thank you gentleman for proving that we can make this a wonderful country for all, by just being kind!!!”
@Pules Bopape said:
“Absolutely amazing Welhem. God bless you.”
@Ave Jordan said:
“God bless this gentleman! We need more men like him in South Africa!”
@Sannie Snell said:
“This has made my day! I love generous people like this!”
@Chrispin Mhlongo said:
“The world would be like Heaven if there were more people like Willem.”
@Helen Hoelson said:
“I think the spelling is Willem, thank you to Willem from Witbank! What a kind gesture!!! Woh!”
@Shilela Malatjie said:
“Velem is a true human being. He knows what it means to be embarrassed. He truly knows that things can go wrong. He must be a believer and a praying man. Velem was raised well or chose a good life.”
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In other related news, YEN.com.gh reported that a benevolent Ghanaian Police officer, Ekpeagba Agbeko, has gained the interest of the media after photos of him assisting physically challenged persons gained traction.
Lance Corporal Simon Ekpeagba Agbeko is a police officer with the Accra Regional Police Command who has become known for his humane gestures towards the disabled.
While physically challenged persons usually experience neglect and discrimination from most people, Lance Corporal Simon Agbeko, has devoted himself to persons with disabilities in the country.
He donates pair of crutches to physically challenged persons on the street of Accra, as one of his endeavours to help the needy in society.
Simon Agbeko has become notable for his continuous giving to the underserved and the needy in society.