Paralysed man wins new bakkie

2016-03-18 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketo At the handover of the bakkie keys (from left) Gcabiwe Mzamo (mother), his Uncle Zwelibanzi Mzamo and Monica Daka (MTN).

Photo: siphelele nketo At the handover of the bakkie keys (from left) Gcabiwe Mzamo (mother), his Uncle Zwelibanzi Mzamo and Monica Daka (MTN).

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THE mother of Bonginkosi Mzamo­, Gcabiwe (59), thought she was going to die when she got a call from her brother, Zwelibanzi Mzamo (63), saying that Bonginkosi had won a new vehicle.
This comes after her paralysed son Bonginkosi (40) won a new 2015 Toyota­ Hilux Legend 45 bakkie from MTN last Thursday.
The bakkie keys were handed to Gcabiwe on his behalf because Bonginkosi was in hospital for his regular check-up.

The unemployed mother of four from Goqwana village in Lusikisiki burst into tears when she received the keys.

“I was preparing food for my grandchildren when my brother [Zwelibanzi] told me to go to Kokstad to receive the car. I refused because I thought I was going to be killed. God has answered my prayers,” said Gcabiwe.

MTN sponsorship specialist Monica Daka said: “Bonginkosi entered the competition and won the bakkie by downloading My Hartjie by Karlien van Jaarsveld Caller-Tune.

“The competition is running throughout the country and we are pleased to be making customers’ dreams come true and changing their life.”

He said the bakkie will help him tremendously because he has to go to hospital regularly for check-ups, however he cannot afford petrol or insurance, so he plans on selling the bakkie back to Toyota and buying a car, which someone will drive him around in.

The car is valued R370 000 from the dealership.

Daka said that once the money from the sale of the bakkie is deposited into his bank account, a financial advisor will guide him on how best to use the money.

Gcabiwe told Fever that before the money came through she was going to call a meeting with her children to decide whether to buy a car or to build a house.

“Its like I am dreaming. I am going to be called ‘madam’ when people in my village see a car in my yard.
“My life is going to change from today.”

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