- Deo has worked at a Cape Town restaurant for 10 years
- He saved for a long time to buy a car, only to discover it was registered as stolen
- The restaurant started an online crowdfunding campaign to help him buy another car
South Africans are once again demonstrating their spirit of Ubuntu by fundraising to help a hardworking man buy a car after he lost everything.
Deo Rwagasore, a manager at Cafe Roux in Noordhoek, Cape Town, saved for a long time to buy a car, Briefly.co.za learned.
However, he discovered it was registered as stolen and therefore lost all his savings, according to Good Things Guy.
This prompted his colleagues to set up a crowdfunding page on backabuddy.co.za to help him buy another car. They set a goal of R100,000 and contributed R20,000 to start with.
Writing on the fundraising page, Cafe Roux staff described Deo as a much-loved friend:
He has had tough life and has weathered many storms to get to where he is today. As a result, he is an exceptional human being who does so much, for so many.
South Africans have responded overwhelmingly to the appeal and have already surpassed the target to raise R104,000 so far.
Contributors also left heartwarming messages for Deo and the Cafe Roux team. One wrote:
The success of this campaign is testament to people’s generosity but mostly to your big hearted generous nature coming right back at you.
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