Newspaper vendors inherit R25 000 each

2012-04-27 20:00

Johannesburg - Two Volksblad newspaper vendors have inherited R25 000 each from a widower who they delievered newspapers to, according to a report on Friday.

The Beeld newspaper reported that brothers Ishmael and Samuel Thebe had delivered newspapers to woman, Annette Dubovsky, for seven years.

She died on March 28 from a heart-attack.

"She invited us in on a regular basis and we discussed our dreams and our problems," Ishmael told the publication.

"We are very grateful. Mrs Dubovsky was good to us."

Ishmael said his brother's dream was to become a doctor but neither of them had enough money.

Samuel would now try to register to study medicine.

  • Malie Brown - 2012-04-27 20:13

    WOW! Dreams do come true!

      Godfrey - 2012-04-27 23:11

      @Malie I wish those who dislike your comment would say WHY they do so.

      Morne - 2012-04-27 23:46

      Wow, almost 300 thumbs down to a good comment... That is ridiculous... It is a nice story on freedom day, well done!

      Dave - 2012-04-28 04:48

      Mandela's dream come true.

      Marion - 2012-04-28 08:54

      Well done to this widow (not widower News24!) and may these young men's dreams for a better life become a reality.

  • cnduplessis - 2012-04-27 20:15

    What a nice feel good article!

  • ituib - 2012-04-27 20:15

    May her soul rest in perfect peace, and u brothers goodluck with your dreams.

  • Andile - 2012-04-27 20:16

    HOPE!! Its so sad that a woman who was colour blind has passed away. Only if those of us remain behind can learn to remove colour from everything. Congratulations to the brothers, really goes to show how good behaviour really helps. RIP good Samaritan

      Donovan - 2012-04-27 21:53

      Very good comment Andile,yes its our manners to others that makes us acceptable,anyone who uses colour to judge his fellowman is an ignorant idiot,and not worthy to be taken seriously.

      Bibi - 2012-04-28 07:51

      @Andile: There are mostly only colour blind people around, but there are some who just spoils it for the rest. Like these @ssh@les who give such a nice story among all the negative news a thumbs down.

      Inja - 2012-04-28 09:45

      There many good people out there and I hope they do not read the News 24 comments

  • Peter - 2012-04-27 20:19

    What a warm hearted story...very appropiate on Freedom Day !!!

      Peter - 2012-04-27 21:57

      Amazing how some think it is NOT a warm hearted story ! What is wrong with our society ?

  • Nathi - 2012-04-27 20:24

    This ranks as one of the best good feel stories i've read in a while, and to top it all, on our countrys freedom day,

      Mark - 2012-04-27 21:34

      Why all the thumbs down for Nathi?

      Peter - 2012-04-27 22:01

      Nathi, strange how many people also gave you a thumbsdown.It does not make sense.Is it because Freedom Day was mentioned maybe ? Because ANYBODY that does not acknowledge this good feel story have a serious problem with themselves.

      Brandon - 2012-04-28 09:06

      I don't think anybody gave Nathi a thumbs down. I think News24 has a system problem. Nice comment Nathi!

  • Marcello - 2012-04-27 20:30

    Nice to hear a feel-good story..

  • nicola.killops - 2012-04-27 20:38

    Hadebe, how could you possibly tell that the thumbs downs came from whites...your user name does not show when you give a thumbs up or down. Sounds like you may be the bitter on. Your comment is the only negative one given.

  • nazeer.bahadur - 2012-04-27 20:50

    May she rest in peace

  • howard.komati - 2012-04-27 21:01

    This shows tht there are White people who are nt racists. White people are honest and have raised most black people and thts why iam nt suprised to read a story like this.

      Inja - 2012-04-28 09:48

      Are you a garden boy sir?

  • lownabester - 2012-04-27 21:23

    Wow!!!! All the thumbs down on such a lovely story, Must be a lot of unhappy people on here tonight, or very jealous.

      Gareth - 2012-04-27 21:24

      It's a troll

      Mark - 2012-04-27 21:36

      @Gareth, looks like more than just one troll, seems like theres dozens of them

      Gareth - 2012-04-27 21:39

      I'm sure someone has hacked the site to do this

      Gareth - 2012-04-27 21:46

      Hence me initially saying: \It's a troll.\ Read much?

      Gareth - 2012-04-27 21:53


  • Alet - 2012-04-27 21:26

    pity that R25th will not be enough for the young man to study medicine, perhaps there is someone with lots of money who will be prepared to see this man thru varsity?

      Pule - 2012-04-27 22:43

      What is R25th?R25K,K means 1000.

      Gregory - 2012-04-28 07:29

      What you saying Aleta. You implying the aunty was tight arsed and inconsiderate .

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-28 15:41

      Thing is, does the guy have the qualifications to study medicine? That needs to come before the money - and then about R250 k would be enough for 7 years at varsity - just.

  • Mondli - 2012-04-27 21:28

    Why this should be twisted 2 racial affiliation? Can't we just appreciate something that is good? and on this article nothing says she was black or white or green or pink it just said mrs annette bubovsky

      Mondli - 2012-04-27 22:13

      Midget minded troll !!!! so what if she is white? Get a life dude.

      Hadebe - 2012-04-27 22:17

      A u soft btwn da ears mondlo?

      marumobongani - 2012-04-28 07:11

      I cant believe you both bitching early morning

  • Lindah - 2012-04-27 22:15

    Woow..,God is g8t.,dese 2 men wh inhrtd

  • Africanism - 2012-04-27 22:20

    This thumps up and downs are not by us commentators but news24,they can add as many as they like.

      Africanism - 2012-04-27 22:22

      I commented on another article and in 3 minutes I had over 100 thumps up,which is impossible.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-04-27 23:35

      Agree. You can see a pattern. I followed it the whole time. Yesterday and today. Very based on race played against each other and mostly your first 2 main comments. Maybe the findings must be forwarded to the media control authorities, Gov. (due to racial play) and cc to N24's main(woman) boss.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-28 15:43

      And they delete the most benign of comments - or are they being hacked? It does not seem logical, like someone has an agenda - or is simply playing games with readers.

  • jason.joao - 2012-04-27 23:10

    Wow! What a great thing to do! So awesome to have read this article... BTW as for the thumbs down thing - pretty sure it's been hacked, there's incidents like this all over the news24 site - and the hackers must be very amused at how much drama they causing!

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-28 15:44

      I think your thumbs down prove your point. Wonder what else they are twisting?

  • Bronwyn - 2012-04-28 00:33

    This will be my last comment until NEW24 sort out the thumbs up and down issues!! If this has been hacked, surely you should get an IT team on is ASAP!!! Or at least give us an explanation!

      Gregory - 2012-04-28 07:34

      Thank goodness, no more moans and groans about nothing.

  • Gregory - 2012-04-28 06:23

    What a cool aunty .

  • Balu - 2012-04-28 07:12

    Dis angel is going straight 2 haven

  • George - 2012-04-28 07:15

    Asians have good morals. Asians are not racists.\r\n\ Blessed is the hand that giveth\. Her place is secured in heaven, definately she knows no colour.

  • William - 2012-04-28 08:00

    Hey editor, a widower is a man, a widow is a woman

  • Maloyana Lloyd Sompisi Sidudu - 2012-04-28 08:15

    wow few ppl could do that Thank you Madam wow now its up to these guys to show how Grateful they r to this Widow by investing the money o by using the Money profitable

  • frank.mncube - 2012-04-28 08:38

    I must start been friends with these old people lord knows what I can inherit from. If I get ten then I'm rich man

  • lskosana3 - 2012-04-28 08:41

    That's soo sweet :D

  • CJ Phofele - 2012-04-28 09:13

    she has a good heart,may her soul rest in peace.its up to gentlemen to invest the money or else they will suffer if they misuse it.

  • Tariro - 2012-04-28 09:14

    Waal hw about that...

  • Tracy - 2012-04-28 09:25

    Wow dreams do really come true , after seven years of dreaming and finally they came true ...\r\n May Her Godly Soul Rest In Peace.

  • Ask - 2012-04-28 10:07

    Beautiful story... may she RIP...

  • Mushavhim - 2012-04-28 11:00

    What an inspiring story.This is what we want to hear time and again. Thanks to News24

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-21 10:09

    south africa is alive with possibilities

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-05-21 13:55

    Wow, viva Mrs Annette, I hope the two brothers spend their inheritance wisely, money received with good intention behind it, used with good intentions is destined to bear good fruits.

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