Weekly wrap: Ramaphosa's R500bn fund probed, stranger gifts car

Weekly wrap: Ramaphosa's R500bn fund probed, stranger gifts car

This week Mzansi's heart was warmed after a restaurant worker was gifted a car by a generous customer. Briefly.co.za explores the hottest stories to come out of South Africa this week.

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From a restaurant employee being gifted a car after struggling to President Cyril Ramaphosa's R500 billion Covid-19 fund being probed for corruption, this week was an emotional rollercoaster.

South Africans were enthralled by stark opposites with stories about extreme generosity and extreme greed going viral.

Explore the hottest Mzansi stories with Briefly.co.za below:

1. Generous customer surprises restaurant worker with a brand-new car

The easiest emotion to muster is love because hate takes too much effort. A US-based restaurant worker was touched by an angel when he received a gift that changed his life for the better.

The employee was busy working his shift at Taco Casa when he was pulled outside so he could view an unbelievable surprise.

The lucky man was lin disbelief he could not process how a stranger could be so kind.

He obliged and followed as directed. The restaurant employee who had worked at Taco Casa for a while was confused and still wondered why his workmates were so excited.

Outside stood a car specifically bought for him by a customer who chose to remain anonymous. The whole thing was captured on camera and the video was shared on Facebook.

2. Inquiry into Covid-19 corruption: Ramaphosa's R500 billion looted

The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that it will be heading an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption relating to Covid-19 relief.

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced the establishment of a R500 billion fund intended to fight the virus and the economic devastation that came with the national lockdown.

The SIU is now waiting on the national Covid-19 proclamation to outline the mandate and remit of its probe into the fund, with the proclamation in its final drafting phase.

President Ramaphosa will now need to sign off on the proclamation before the SIU may begin to investigate allegations of corruption relating to the fund, which has absorbed 10% of SA's GDP.

When Ramaphosa had announced the package he had made it clear that expenditure would need to be accounted for, but nevertheless allegations of corruption have emerged out of the Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces.


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Source: Twitter

3. Family shows up to woman's house, surprises her with new car

On Sunday, a beautiful young lady took to her Twitter account to show off her impressive birthday gift her family surprised her with.

@simieyumata celebrated her 21st birthday over the weekend and her family showed up at her residence with a stunning white Audi.

According to @simieyumata, the German machine is a surprise birthday gift from her loved ones.

She captioned her post: "My family pitched up at my res with my new car. I’m so grateful."

@simieyumata then posted a video showing her getting out of her new whip like the boss lady she is. "My personality came through here," she captioned the clip.

4. Rami Chuene breaks her silence on working with the Fergusons once more

Rami Chuene was the first celebrity guest on Somizi's new cooking show, Dinner at Somizi's. Somizi and his husband were enthralled with Rami due to her wisdom and charms.

Mzansi was a bit critical of Somgaga not being a chef but the country has since warmed up to him after the latest show.

The conversation touched on many different topics, from her public spat with the Fergusons and her daughter's OnlyFans account. Rami Chuene shared a great deal of information on Dinner at Somizi's.

She revealed that she would be open to the option of working with the Fergusons.

"It depends. I would tell them to listen more. Being able to be a listener doesn't take away from the kind of leader that you are. Also being creative does not mean you have to close off your human element."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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