Bride gives up honeymoon, car to help mom: Hijackers wrecked her ride

Bride gives up honeymoon, car to help mom: Hijackers wrecked her ride

- After her mom wrote her car off in a serious accident just before her wedding, Phumi Maluleke was broken

- The loving daughter knew her mother depended heavily on her ride and the situation weighed heavily on her heart

- In a selfless move, the bride decided to cancel her honeymoon and help her mom instead

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Phumi Maluleke was on the verge of marrying the man of her dreams when disaster burst her bubble.

In a social media post, she revealed that her mom had been ready to travel for the final preparations before her big day.

But the night before she was meant to drive to Pretoria the older woman realized criminals were busy stealing her car:

"Scared to scream, as they didn't know who and how many people were there, she called the police. As usual, the police delayed. In no time my Mom noticed her car being driven outside the main gate, that was the last time the old lady saw her car and that was when the whole ordeal began."

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Maluleke explained how a hair-raising car chase ensued, with the police attempting to catch up:

"The chase began, unfortunately, the thieves lost control of the car and it capsized and got damaged beyond repair. My sister brought my Mom over to my place, we prayed and agreed to switch off and put up brave faces until after my wedding and yes we did."

But the newly-wed wasn't able to move past the incident and leave her mom to suffer alone. The couple decided that they would cancel their honeymoon plans to help carry the costs.

Although this helped cover some of the damage done, it fell short when it came to buying a new vehicle.

But Maluleke felt that life blessed her enough that she would be able to do the extraordinary:

"My Mom is going back home and l have decided that I'll give her my car because she can't live without one. I am staying because I'm at peace that I've sacrificed my honeymoon and my car for my mother. I am also staying because God blessed me with a wonderful husband."

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