I got ready to fight for my life when the stranger gave me back the R550 I forgot at the ATM – stunned ATM user

I got ready to fight for my life when the stranger gave me back the R550 I forgot at the ATM – stunned ATM user

- Evert Swart was stunned when a stranger approached him after using the ATM

- The man did not try to rob Evert but retuned money to him which he forgot in the ATM

- The stranger has been identified as Sello Maluleka

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South Africans have become almost numb to violence and crime and most people are wary when using ATM’s

We read about money being grabbed from ordinary people as they leave the ATM or of their cards being swapped, most people know at least one person who has been a victim of ATM crime.

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Thankfully this is South Africa and for every bad situation, there is an equal if not greater tale which gives the country hope.

Briefly.co.za discovered one such story which involved a couple of ordinary people an ATM and R550.

Evert Swart is a singer/songwriter who lives in Brits, Gauteng, as a young artist, he doesn’t always know where his next salary will come from.

Evert went to the ATM one morning to withdraw R550, after completing the transaction Evert took a leisurely stroll back to his car. He noticed a stranger was following him and immediately started worrying.

The stranger then approached Evert more directly and he says he was preparing to fight for his life, this is when something incredible happened.

The stranger asked him if he had just used the ATM to withdraw money and handed over R550 to a stunned Evert.

Evert had forgotten to take the money from the ATM once he finished, the man was standing behind him and saw what happened and decided to return the money.

Evert says he has no words to express his gratitude and added that Jesus works inside of everyone.

The stranger has been identified as a Mr Sello Maluleka who is the manager of a clothing store at a local shopping centre in Brits.

This just proves that South Africa really is a stunning place to live filled with wonderful people who care about their fellow humans.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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