Uncategorized Almost R400 000 raised for kind petrol attendant

Almost R400 000 raised for kind petrol attendant

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Image: Nkosikho Mbele -Facebook/Monet van Deventer
Nkosikho Mbele, a petrol attendant has his life changed after a small act of kindness.


A simple act of kindness has changed the life of a South African petrol attendant, after a crowdfunding campaign has raised almost R400,000 for him, and counting!

Last week, Nkosikho Mbele paid for Monet van Deventer’s petrol from his own pocket when she realised, she had forgotten her bank card after stopping at a petrol service station near Cape Town.

Van Deventer said he told her: “Ma’am you can’t run out of petrol on the N2. I’ll throw in R100 and then you can just bring back my R100 whenever you are near again.”

“Without waiting for a response, he simply added the petrol and paid with his own card. Furthermore, he did not even ask my name nor telephone number. He trusted me,” she wrote.

Soon after Van Deventer set up a BackaBuddy fundraiser for Mbele to do something for him in return since he “saved [her] life”.

“Thank you Nkosikho for giving me hope for South Africa. May Jesus bless you,” Van Deventer wrote.

The campaign has since almost R400,000 and will be administered by BackaBuddy NPC and transferred directly to the relevant institutions for Nkosi’s children’s education.

Mbele told News24 on Friday he did not want Van Deventer to be at risk on the highway after hearing many horror stories about the dangers on the N2. “I know the N2 mos, I live there and know how dangerous it is.”

“I was just doing what anyone else would have done, from the heart and God’s will. I believe there is no black and white, I wish to bring peace and to bring people together.”

Short ULR to the backabuddy campaign: Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/funds-for-nkosikho