Car guard praised for honesty

2017-03-22 06:04
PHOTO: suppliedCascades Lifestyle Centre car guard Nelisiwe Ngwane (left) hands over the lost wallet to its owner Gift Majola (Maritzburg Echo advertising consultant).

PHOTO: suppliedCascades Lifestyle Centre car guard Nelisiwe Ngwane (left) hands over the lost wallet to its owner Gift Majola (Maritzburg Echo advertising consultant).

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A CASCADES Lifestyle Centre car guard has been hailed for her honesty after turning in a wallet belonging to Maritzburg­ Echo advertising consultant, Gift Majola.

Nelisiwe Ngwane from Edendale found the wallet after it was dropped by Majola on Saturday afternoon while he was shopping at the centre.

“I picked it up and tried to look for the owner, but couldn’t find him.

“I then waited to see if any car owners would claim it before taking it to management office where we turn in lost items.

“A few minutes later I noticed a gentleman looking stressed, he was frantically searching for something and I approached him.”

Ngwane said giving back the wallet was the right thing to do.

“I am a Christian and I know that taking something that does not belong to me is stealing.

“I felt sorry for the owner and the trouble he would have to go through to replace all his valuables. I don’t want to see anyone suffering.”

The mother of four said she has been working as a car guard since 2009.

“Honesty is very important in this line of work. We are here to ensure that people’s cars are safe and that patrons have a wonderful shopping experience while visiting the centre.”

A grateful Majola commended Ngwane for her honesty and integrity.

“I dropped my wallet with very important contents inside, including my driver’s licence and bank cards at the parking lot at Cascades. When I was at the Red Square store I realised it was missing, but thought I may have left it in the car, but it wasn’t there.”

Majola said while looking for it in the parking lot he was approached by the car guard.

“She asked me if I had lost something and before I could answer she handed me my wallet. I was so relieved.

“Her honesty was so refreshing. She could have kept the wallet, but chose to do the right thing. Her humility is admirable.”

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