Over R240k Raised for Dad Left for Dead and Now Paralysed, but There's a Long Way to Go for Shadrack Kuchale

Over R240k Raised for Dad Left for Dead and Now Paralysed, but There's a Long Way to Go for Shadrack Kuchale

  • South Africa has shown its generous side by donating over R240k for a father who was brutally attacked in a robbery
  • Shadrack Kuchale was left for dead when criminals shot him before fleeing with his cellphone and money
  • Now, there is a BackaBuddy page to raise funds for his medical bills that are escalating by the second

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South Africans have banded together to raise a phenomenal R240k, and counting, for Shadrack Kuchale, who is now quadriplegic after a brutal robbery. The incident took place on 1 September when Kuchale was walking to work in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Shadrack Kuchale has been left paralysed after a savage robbery. Image: Samantha Parrish/Backabuddy
Source: UGC

He is a dad of two and was the breadwinner of his family. But after the tragic event, the family man won't be able to return to work as he is completely paralysed from his shoulders down.

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The Angel Network created a BackaBuddy fundraiser where donations are coming in at a good pace. However, due to Kuchale's escalating medical and home bills, the target has increased to R500k. But the good news is, Mzansi has a heart of gold and the fundraiser is close to half way to meeting its goal.

Of course, there is still a long way to go, and we encourage anyone who has the means to donate towards this young man's recovery and family.

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On his BackaBuddy page, Shadrack received words of encouragement from those who made donations.


"All the best my brother, our prayers are with you."

Leigh-Anne Kane:

"Good luck and so very sorry this happened to you."


"Praying for strength for you and your family during this time."

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"Thinking of you and your family, Shadrack. May you be blessed with faith and strength every day."

Security guard’s jaw drops when BI Phakathi gifts him Nike shoes worth thousands

Previously, Briefly News reported on another story involving giving back. BI Phakathi, South Africa's faceless philanthropist, convinced a security guard, Joseph, to try on a pair of Nike shoes that easily cost over R1 500. It was under the pretence that he wanted to see if they fit a size nine foot properly.

The security guard reluctantly tries on the shoes after unsuccessfully trying to tell BI that he is sure the shoes will fit without testing them. When he slips the shoes on, BI lets him know that he can keep them and wishes him a merry Christmas.

BI then gives him a further R1 000 in cash for his family and tells him that he deserves it because he works hard.

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Social media users took to the comment section to react to the touching story

Alona Ampuan:

"Wow the shoes are so nice. Surely if I'm rich, this is one thing I'll do, to see and feel a joyful heart of the person receiving the host of these video is soo lucky."

Simba Mashindi:

"When Jesus comes back he will go with you, you have long booked your seat."

Eric Mlu Jwaga:

"Thank you very much, my brother... God bless you abundantly. It's rare for people to recognise security for who they are and the job they are doing. I'm speaking from experience. God bless you again for more and more. Aluta continua African son of the soil. Ase."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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