[UPDATE] Touching moment as Joburg comes together to help Ebenezer Tumelo
20 days ago
We caught up with Ebenezer as he gets his car fixed...
We received an email from a listener of the show which goes as follows:
Hello, Anele and the Club...
My name is Ebenezer Tumelo in Mogale City. I'm a delivery driver and at this present moment, it's only my source of income. I was in an unfortunate incident where I hit a pothole with my car (Nissan Almera) in Krugersdorp and at that moment I had a tyre burst which made me swerve towards the pedestrian side of the road and I hit some round stones but I managed to stop the car.
In the process, I damaged the left arm control of the wheel, which grounded my car.
Even if I changed the tyre the car won't move. The last money I had, I had to use to get a tow truck to tow me home in Munsieville outside Krugersdorp.
So I’m humbly asking to be assisted by you and the team in finding a mechanic sponsor to sort me out urgently (The cost of each arm control is almost R1,200 each side = R2,400). If I don't come to work, I don't get paid, and the car is stationary and I only have R300 remaining on me. As I haven’t been working there is also petrol money that I need.
Hoping and praying to hear from you soonest.
God bless in advance,
And then this happened...
People often ask how we choose the stories and requests that we receive and it's hard to explain; it's just a feeling we get when we go through them.Anele, Anele and the Club
I think it's also because we can all relate to the (pothole) story.Frankie Fire, Anele and the Club
My car has been stationary for a month now. I've been surviving through the grace of God. Everybody has their own problems right now so I try not to bother people too much.Ebenezer Tumelo
We asked the city to open up their hearts and the response was unreal...
We have a tow truck in-house, we'll fetch the vehicle, and we will sort out the vehicle for him. We are the Garage Vehicle Service Centre in Dunkeld, Bryanston, and Glenhazel.Michael, Dunkeld
I want to donate R1,000!Debbie, Primedia Music Manager
I'm happy to sponsor him the R2,400 to help him repair the control arms for the vehicle.Jason, Ormonde
I want to donate R1,000!Chooks, Randburg
I would love to donate two tyres to replace the tyres. We have to support people like Ebenezer.Dr Minx
I would like to donate R500 to use in any way Ebenezer wishes, too.Charlene, Boksburg
- Nida donated R1,000
- Anonymous donated R3,000
- Mediate Holistic Wound Care Clinic donated R1,000
- Emma from Alexandra donated R300
- Cathy from Randburg donated R2,000
- Thembekile donated R2,000
- Anele donated R2,000
I'm just pinching myself. It's been a tough, frustrating few weeks. I am forever grateful!
The guys who are always fixing my car, PT Paint & Panel, want to loan Ebenezer a car so that he can continue working whilst his car is getting fixed.Anele
THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who made this possible! Your donations, contributions, and well wishes make all the difference. This is why we love Joburg!
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