Predict 6 winner to use ‘miracle’ to boost family in Zim

2008-11-24 00:00

Bob Smoke, the winner of R5 000 in the Save Cash and Carry Predict Six competition, says he is living proof that miracles do happen.

Smoke (40), a Zimbabwean national who has been living in South Africa for the past two years, became the competition’s biggest winner by scoring a R5 000 voucher to use at Save Cash and Carry.

In the Predict Six competition, soccer fans had to predict the outcome of six local and international games.

Smoke won R5 000 after the R1 000 voucher competition had eluded entrants for the past four weeks.

“I’m very much excited. It is what I have been praying for. For a long time it’s been my heart’s desire to send things home, but I just couldn’t afford it.

“I have entered a lot of competitions and my prayers have finally been answered. It is a big relief,” he said.

Smoke confessed to being a bit sceptical when he first received the call from The Witness to collect his prize.

“I simply could not believe it. I thought it was a prank, but when they called again for me to go collect the voucher it was like being on cloud nine. This is the best Christmas I can give my wife and daughter and our family back home.”

Uraisha Naidoo Haswell, the marketing manager for Save Cash and Carry, said the competition started about three months ago and the idea behind it was to drum up support for local teams as well as getting local readers to start focusing on, and following, soccer in line with 2010.

“We are happy that Bob won. I think it is an added bonus when it is a deserving family. And what’s exciting is that we have recently relaunched by becoming PMB’s first mega-store.

“We have everything from a butchery, a deli to multimedia, appliances, personal care and a pharmacy, all under one roof. Bob won’t be limited to groceries.”

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