Nkosikho Mbele, an unassuming petrol attendant from the Western Cape, never thought that helping a stranded motorist would cause so much hype. Mzansi is up in arms after Shell responded to the incident, donating a large sum to charity on his behalf.
One small act of kindness from an unexpected place has caused a lot of buzz in Mzansi, both the good and the bad kind.
Briefly.co.za reported that petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele recently gave a stranded motorist R100 to ensure she got home safely after she ran out of funds to pay for petrol.
Shell has responded to the incident, which took SA by storm, revealing that they would be donating R500 000 to a charity of his choosing and nominate him for an award.
However, Mzansi is up in arms questioning why the petroleum giant would give the funds to charity instead of to Mbele himself, with some claiming Shell was trying to steal his moment in the spotlight to market themselves.
This comes as a BackaBuddy campaign to raise funds for Mbele has caused massive confusion, alleging that the attendant had requested the funds to be held by the fundraising platform and paid out on his behalf, but not directly to him.
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