South Africans raise $27,500 for ‘kind petrol attendant’

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A petrol attendant in Cape Town has warmed the hearts of South Africans after he helped a motorist who had left her wallet home. And has now received money to help his children.

Nkosikho Mbele gave R100 ($6.80; £5.40) out of his own pocket to top up the tank of Monet van Deventer whom he feared would be left stranded on a notorious stretch of highway if she ran out of petrol.

On Friday, his story was a hit with South Africans who took to Twitter to sing his praises:

He asked her to return the money when she was in the area and did not ask for her contact details.

“I didn’t even think about it… I did what was right,” he told local radio station 702.

Ms Deventer was moved by Mr Mbele’s kindness and started a crowdfunding campaign for Mr Mbele. The campaign has raised over R400,000 ($27,500, £22,000) in just two days.
Sowetan Live reports that the money will not be transferred to Mr Mbele’s personal bank account, for fear of crime, but rather will be administered by BackaBuddy, a not-for-profit company, at his request.

The money will then be used to help pay for the education of Mr Mbele’s children.

Source BBC Africa
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