Old Mutual Allegedly Agrees To Pay Woman R3 Million Pension After Social Media Uproar

Old Mutual Allegedly Agrees To Pay Woman R3 Million Pension After Social Media Uproar

  • X user Sebabatso Molefi, who went viral for criticising Old Mutual after the company did not pay her mother's pension, was praised on social media
  • This was after Old Mutual reportedly agreed to pay Molefi's family the R3 million due to her mother
  • South Africans were proud of her and were ecstatic that Molefi fought for her mother's money and did not back down

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, offered coverage of current affairs relating to the economy, finance, banks, and state-owned enterprises during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

Old Mutual allegedly agreed to pay the pension fund of a woman whom they owed R3 million
South Africans praised a woman who fought for her mother's pension payout from Old Mutual. Images: Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images and @Seba_S_M/X
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JOHANNESBURG – Old Mutual allegedly agreed to pay Sebabatso Molefi's mother the R3 million pension payout they owe her after Sebabatso took the matter of the company not paying her mother to social media.

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Old Mutual to pay woman after X uproar

According to IOL, the saga between Old Mutual and Molefi's mother went viral early in March after she tweeted that the company refused to pay the pension money owed to her mother despite a court order to that effect. She slammed Old Mutual, and what followed was a tornado of tweets from South Africans standing behind Molefi, some of them sharing allegedly similar experiences.

IOL added that Old Mutual's spokesperson Celiwe Ross said Old Mutual apologised for handling the situation poorly. She also apologised to all the customers who were complaining about Old Mutual and how they had not been served well.

South Africans proud of Seba

Commenting on @Seba_S_M's tweet, Netizens congratulated her for standing up for her mother.

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Nation.N. said:

“Now I am crushing on you.”

Timmy said:

“I admire your courage. You vehemently fought a good fight and did not allow yourself to flinch. This is remarkable.”

B praised her.

“It wasn’t easy, but you did it, Seba. You did it for all of us.”

Antonio said:

“People like you are very vital in our community.”

The Bulldozer said:

“Country duty. We appreciate you.”

Nkosana Makate allegedly agrees to meet Vodacom for out-of-court settlement discussions

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Nkosana Makate claimed he agreed to meet Vodacom for an out-of-court settlement.

This was after the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Vodacom should pay Makate between R29 billion and R63 billion for his please-call me invention.

South Africans were filled with respect for Makate and sang his praises.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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