- A hero petrol attendant has revealed what his favourite gift ever had been
- He rose to fame after he helped a young woman with petrol money
- He has since been receiving gifts and donations
Earlier this year, Nkosikho Mbele paid for a woman's petrol at the Shell Ultra City on the N2 near Cape Town. Briefly.co.za previously reported that Nkhosikho paid R100 towards Monet van Deventer's petrol when she realised she didn’t have her bank card or money to pay. Since then his life has never been the same.
But out of all the donations, including weekend holidays, there’s one gift that Nkhosikho is especially grateful for - a Bible in his mother tongue.
The South African Bible Association recently invited him to their office in Bellville, Cape Town. Head of the organisation, Dirk Gevers, presented Nkosikho with an isiXhosa Bible.
Speaking to YOU, Nkosikho said:
"It was a huge gift - to be able to read the Bible in my own language is amazing.”
He went on to say that he was raised in the church and taught to follow the example of Jesus.
He says his life changed dramatically after Monet shared their story on Facebook.
“The things that are happening to me now are all thanks to God. I love what God’s doing in my life. My life is a miracle."
Lucky Nkhoma, head of communication and publicity at the Bible Association, says Nkosikho is a humble national hero.
“We also wanted to honour him for his kindness."
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