Mysterious stranger pays off R337 000 of PEP customers bills

Mysterious stranger pays off R337 000 of PEP customers bills

- A mysterious stranger made Christmas extra special this year after paying off PEP clients' bills

- The total amount paid by the generous person was R337 000

- A note was sent to each of the grateful PEP store clients informing them of the good deed

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363 PEP store clients got an early and unexpected Christmas present this year after a good samaritan paid off their lay-by items to the value of R337 000. learned that the unknown person who signed off a note to each of the people whose debt he paid off at the Mossel Bay store in the Western Cape only identified themselves as a 'grateful humanist'.

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The note read as follows:

“I am grateful that I’m [in a] position [to] settle your PEP Store lay-by. I know it’s up to people to help people. It’s just the decent thing for all of us to do, disregarding any religious beliefs. I also had lay-bys at PEP a long time ago." - Grateful humanist.

Kim Peterse, one of the store's clients found out the amazing news when she went into the store to cancel her lay-by after hurting her back and being unable to work.

She had bought two dresses on kay0by and paid an R70 deposit, she still owed R373 on the clothing according to

“It was really painful for me to let the dresses go. The lay-by was the first time I was spoiling myself this year – because I always put my children first.”

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She was in complete disbelief when the shop assistant told her that she didn't owe anything and the debt had been paid off.

“Ma’am, are you playing around? Do you take me for a fool? Is there a camera somewhere?” she said to the shop assistant.

PEP Stores’ regional manager for the Outeniqua district, Suzette Wessels, said that the generous stranger had paid between R10 and R1300 for each of the 363 clients. This would mean so much to those families who can now have an extra special Christmas this year.

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