- While Johann Rupert's comments angered some South Africans, Mmapule took them as a lesson
- She has committed to selling her expensive cars to support African initiatives
- She has declared that she will take 2 African girls to school next year
A young Pretoria-based businesswoman has committed to spending her money differently following billionaire Johann Rupert's recent comments.
As Briefly.co.za reported, Rupert came under fire for suggesting that black people buy expensive BMWs and go partying in clubs instead of saving.
However, this comment had a different impact on the businesswoman, whose name is Mmapule. Writing on Twitter, she said, "I’m ready to take two African girls to school next year.."
She revealed in subsequent tweets how Rupert's interview influenced her decision:
Next year we spending our money different. We sponsoring Black schools; we donating to those early development schools ko kasi.
No more spending on useless things; rather spend on developing my community while I drive a Toyota, yet produce educated Young Africans.
I can’t drive my ML 63 AMG and A3 S-line to Soshanguve anymore. I will sell them next week and donate the cash. After that Rupert interview I had to introspect.
Mmapule said she'll sponsor the two girls' tertiary education. They must have three distinctions and be from rural areas, she added.
Twitter users commended Mmapule for her initiative. Many also echoed her sentiments that Rupert's comments inspired them to spend their resources differently.
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