Kind petrol attendant opens up about R470k and Shell donation backlash

Kind petrol attendant opens up about R470k and Shell donation backlash

Nkosikho Mbele has opened up about not wanting to take the money raised for him in a crowdfunding campaign as well as Shell's R500 000 donation backlash on social media.

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The petrol attendant who went viral after he paid for a woman's fuel last week has opened up about the massive amount raised for him on a BackaBuddy campaign.

Earlier, it was reported Mzansi wanted answers after it was revealed the R470 000 raised for Nkosikho Mbele would not be paid into his account.

However, Mbele has since revealed he preferred it that way because he does not want that much cash with him because of the area he resides in.

“I cannot be in possession of such a huge amount of money in my bank account, and can you imagine what people would do to me or my family?” he told Drum, adding: "I asked BackaBuddy to make special provisions of the money, for my two children instead.”

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Mbele also opened up about Shell giving half a million Rand to a charity of his choosing and nominating him for an award. earlier reported Mzansi took to social media to slam Shell for trying to steal Mbele's spotlight.

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However, Mbele does not share social media users' views on Shell's donation, in fact, he is happy about it.

“I am happy that my efforts of helping others are being recognised and passed on to others who also need it the most," he said.

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