‘Fever’ has power

2017-12-22 06:00
Eliot Jali all smiles after getting his money back.PHOTO: khaya magenu

Eliot Jali all smiles after getting his money back.PHOTO: khaya magenu

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“GOD is great. I got my money and thank you Lord for answering my prayers. May God bless East Griqualand Fever.”

That is what Eliot Jali (73), said after East Griqualand Fever published his story about the unauthorised deduction from his Sassa grant last week.

Jali from Shayamoya has five grandchildren and complained that Mercantile Bank Limited illegally deducted money from his Sassa account.

When Fever inquired at the bank about the deduction it was told they woul refund Jali.

“I finally got my money, thank you Fever,” said Jali, who could not stop his tears of tears in the Fever offices.

He said the trouble started on November 29 when he went to withdraw his grant at an ATM, but almost collapsed when he saw the balance was only R536.15 instead of the usual R1 600.

“I never took any loan out at the bank, and I still don’t know where the bank’s offices are,” he said.

He said they told him to check at Shoprite Money Market where he received the money that had been deducted.

“The bank also phoned me and apologised,” said Jali.

Mercantile Bank Limited’s Marketing and Brand head, Hope Malaza, this week confirmed they had paid back Jali’s money and called him to apologise for the deduction.


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