Young Man Builds a ‘Bugatti’ by Hand by Saving His R350 Sassa Money to Buy Materials, South Africa Reacts

Young Man Builds a ‘Bugatti’ by Hand by Saving His R350 Sassa Money to Buy Materials, South Africa Reacts

  • A young man's handiwork has gone viral after he says he saved his Sassa R350 grant money to buy materials
  • Thembelani Zondo was pictured next to the 'vehicle' and did not use machinery to build the 'car'
  • According to a report, the 'car' can travel at a speed of up to 100km/h, although it's not confirmed what engine is being used

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A South African man built a fake Bugatti Veyron with no machinery assistance.

Thembelani Zondo from KwaZulu-Natal apparently built this 'Bugatti'. Image: Facebook
Source: Facebook

According to the African Products Growth Facebook page, Thembelani Zondo from Woodford, Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal, built the 'car' with his hands.

It's not clear what materials he used, but the post references Zondo saving his Sassa R350 grant payments to purchase materials for the model car.

It's not clear what engine is in the 'car,' but apparently, it has a top speed of 100km/h.

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Thembelani spoke exclusively to Briefly News and revealed that he's:

"Still creating it (the engine)...I'm using the generator and electric motor."

South Africans responded to the viral post with their opinions; here are several comments:

Brian Madala said:

"How do I apply for R350? I want to build my own polo!"

Ayanda Lento said:

"This shows that this boy does not need this R350. If he needed it groceries would be priority more than this thing."

Dìra Zama Mna said

"So he's buying materials with R350 while others who need it for food are being declined."

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Oefentse Mphatsoe is the young designer behind the project, which features parts from a dirt bin and ordinary items found around the house.

A massive rear spoiler dominates the design, and the Tazz's concept car appearance is striking with a red and black colour combination.

The 26-year-old is a jack of all trades type of person and has dabbled in IT and finance; he's currently completing a six-week welding course.

Despite it looking like it should be on a show stand rather than on the road, the Roodepoort man says the car passes a roadworthy test and is licensed.

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Sean Parker Sean Parker is a motoring journalist with over 10 years' experience, who started out in the industry as the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' Bursar student. Since then, the Cape Town-born editor has gone on to launch a national newspaper called Gears and Gadgets and worked for the country's premier online and print motoring publications before joining Briefly News to head up its Car & Tech section. He enjoys watching live sport and can't wait for F1 to make its debut in Mzansi.

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