- Constance Gololo Montja is eternally grateful to Mr SP Van Zyl and his generosity
- He rented out his flat to her for only R1500 when normally housing in the area went for R3500 - R4000
- What made the story special is that Mr Van Zyl made his children promise they would never evict her or increase her rent
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Constance Gololo Montja took to Facebook and shared her story in the group #ImStaying. She revealed that when she was studying to become an attorney, Mr SP Van Zyl let her stay at his flat for only R1500 a month.
She said normally, flats in that area are rented out for R3500 - R4000. She only met him once, when she signed the lease agreement.
Briefly.co.za learned that when he passed away his children visited her and said that their dad made them promise not to kick her out or raise her rent.
She is so grateful and her faith in humanity has been restored.
Here is her full post:
"I want to share a story of how the action of one man changed my life. I was a Candidate Attorney and could barely afford anything and I needed a flat to stay . He let me stay at his flat that he was letting for R1500 for the duration of my articles and beyond at that time rental for a place like that was around 3500 - 4000 . He was Mr SP Van Zyl. He could not speak a single English word , saw him once on the day that I met with him to sign my lease agreement at Absa Bank at Queenswood."
"What brought tears to my eyes and completely broke my heart and fill it with gratitude was that after his passing his kids came to the flat and told me that their father told them that whatever they did with his properties they must never kick me out and increase my rent to think that someone who did not know me , was a white Afrikaner gave me so much than anyone had ever given me showed me that humanity triumphs above everything else ".
"I moved on and have a house of my own but he has taught me to lend a helping hand where I can to those less fortunate than I am ❤️❤️."
"God bless his soul and may he rest in eternal peace . He made such a difference in my life."
Here are some comments from Facebook users who loved her story:
Hlumela Avela Laphi:
"May his family be blessed in abundance. I also have a similar story to tell one day but the Syman and Grobler family know that they're the best."
"Thank you for sharing. Makes a difference to hear positive stories in these difficult times. God bless ❤️."
"That's amazing - so kind and thoughtful. He obviously had confidence in you which seems to hsve been fully justified. Good luck."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that an absolutely stunning lady has taken to social media to share her amazing Zulu heritage. Samy Mofokeng took to Facebook group, #ImStaying to share the gorgeous images of her in her traditional attire.
Samy shared three images and has received over 6 000 reactions and almost 600 comments from Stayers. She started the caption of the post by saying: "Hi stayers, I'm a proud Zulu girl." She continued:
"As we all know that September marks the annual Heritage Month in South Africa and what makes it more special is the fact that we're a rainbow Nation... What is your culture/heritage?"
Earlier, a woman based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the latest participants in the Jerusalema Challenge. Elisabete Souza posted the video to Facebook earlier this month and it was recently shared to Facebook group, #ImStaying.
Elisabete's original video has been shared over 8 000 times with over 8 000 reactions on the social networking site. Rohidha Odayar was the Facebook user who shared it to the #ImStaying group and that specific post has over 3 000 reactions.
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