Malcolm X: South African hero hands out money to strangers

Malcolm X: South African hero hands out money to strangers

- A man known only as Malcolm X is going around the streets and giving people money

- Malcolm X says his heart goes out to the poor and he enjoys helping them

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It has been four months since the first reports of Malcolm X - also known as Business - helping out people in need.

He was seen giving two homeless men some money and a little later he helped out a granny.

There has been video footage of Malcolm X in action, and it has taken South Africa's breath away to see someone helping others so selflessly.

In the videos he can be seen giving the homeless men R500 each. He told the one to buy himself food and the other to get his ID fixed.

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Malcolm X can often be seen on the streets, giving comfort and assistance to those in need. He is considered a friend of the needy, hungry and homeless.

In one of the videos Malcolm X is seen helping a gogo and her granddaughter. They were shopping for school shoes for the girl, but before the gogo could pay Malcolm X offered to pay instead.

He then gave the girl some really good advice: "Study hard so you can take care of your gogo."

When asked why he is doing all these nice things, Malcolm X says it is all in the name of giving.

I love to help the needy where I can. It really breaks my heart to see people without homes, food or essentials.
I know it’s not enough but I try to give them hope and encourage them to overcome their worries.
I have blessed the needy all of my life and share with them what God has blessed me with.


Malcolm X has been living in Sandton since 1988 but is originally from Sebokeng. He often visits homeless shelters, orphanages and old age homes and helps out where he can.

We also have a yearly initiative to hand out blankets on the streets during winter. Other concerned people and I regularly visit such places to drop off R5 000 as a donation.
My heart goes out to everybody in need.

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People have taken to social media to praise the local hero. On Facebook people said:

Ooohhhh my brother! You just opened my heart! May God bless you. The world needs people like you! - Thuto Daly
Whatever they buy doesn’t matter, what matters is the hand that helped them. God bless you. - Ref Wayne
Malcolm, I have learnt something. Since I’m not a church member at least I can buy food for the poor every month. You are a Good Samaritan.- Elvis Meje

The latest news of Malcolm X is of him stopping a buss that was about to drive off. He then gets onto the bus and starts handing out R100 to the passengers.

He told those who asked that the money is for lunch for them. He made sure to give every passenger R100, and he didn't forget the bus driver - she got R100 as well.

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