- A man has shared the story of a young guy he picked up on his way to Centurion
- Francois Welman was touched by the dedication of the unemployed man
- Despite getting robbed and having to hitchhike, he still showed up for a job interview
A man, Francois Welman, was travelling to Centurion from Belfast when he stopped at Alzu. After getting back on the freeway, he picked up a young man who he identified as Zamokuhle Dube.
According to Welman, Dube was on his way to a job interview in Germiston and he decided to take a detour to make sure the young man made the appointment.
"I was angry with the things this 25-year-old young man had to go through to try and get a job. He got a phone call for the interview on Tuesday morning. He packed his one small bag with his belongings in the hope that a new chapter was beginning."
Dube hitchhiked from his home with only R70 which his gogo gave him. However, that night, the young man became the victim of three thugs in Piet Retief.
The robbers stole Dube's R70 and his cellphone, leaving him stranded with no means of getting help.
Briefly.co.za learned he ended up sleeping at a petrol station. The following morning, Dube pulled himself together, dressed in a suit with neatly polished black shoes and a tie.
Welman said the young man's impeccably neat outfit "struck me hard". He learned that Dube had to borrow the shirt and jacket from a friend.
"The more we talked, the more I realised how hard this young man was trying to get a start in life. He completed Grade 12 and still he was unemployed," Welman added.
The kind stranger went on to buy Dube food, gave him money and made sure he got to his interview on time.
However, Welman said it was Dube who made an impact on his life, not the other way around.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on another young man who worked hard to succeed. A woman shared an inspiring story on the #ImStaying Facebook page.
She detailed how a trolley handler worked hard to obtain a qualification as a mechanical engineer.
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