- A motorist stopped at a petrol station in Rivonia to fill up with petrol
- While waiting, a petrol attendant rushed to her and explained that she had been overcharged weeks earlier
- To her astonishment, the honest petrol attendant gave her the sum of R500 as a refund, even though she was not aware of the error
Ciara Craul Reintjes decided to fill up with petrol at the Rivonia Road Engen garage recently.
As her car was being refuelled, a petrol attendant approached her and explained that she had been overcharged at her last visit.
As it wasn't Ciara's usual spot to refuel, weeks had already passed and she was none the wiser.
The honest attendant informed her that he realised the error on that day after she drove off.
She was left in disbelief as the attendant then proceeded to give her a refund of R500.
It was clearly evident that she was not aware of being overcharged and many others may have been tempted to pocket the cash based on the time that had elapsed.
Ciara was so impressed by the petrol station and the attendant that she took to Facebook and shared the news via the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Briefly.co.za noted that South Africans gave it the stamp of approval as thousands liked the post and hundreds left a positive comment.
Lesetja Mokou loved what it said about South Africans:
"Amazing story. Honest service from our people."
Cleo Ehlers summed it up nicely:
"That is truly remarkable."
Diane Makwela gained added peace of mind after hearing the news:
"Great to know that honesty still prevails out there."
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