Thursday is World Mandela Day and millions of people are doing good deeds for 67 minutes and beyond. Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in Qunu village in the Eastern Cape.
A listener on the Eusebius McKaiser Show shares how a good deed a Samaritan did for back in 2001, which ultimately changing his life.
It was back in 2009, I was unemployed and I had just finished my matric. I couldn't get to varsity because I couldn't afford to pay for school fees although I was accepted at Wits.— Patrick, Caller
I was bored sitting at home on Mandela Day and I decided to heed to the call and go help at the nearby creche with the garden. I got there and when I was doing my thing I met this lady by the name of Thokozile Mahlangu, We had a chat and she asked me what I was doing, I told her I want to study but struggling.— Patrick, Caller
Right on the spot she gave me R600 and said get on the bus in the morning and apply again; if they accept you let me know and I will see what I will do. I applied at UJ and got accepted. I told her and indeed she made a plan.— Patrick, Caller
For me, that is the power of days like these. This is how this day changed my life.— Patrick, Caller
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This article first appeared on 702 : 702 listener shares how a good deed on Mandela Day changed his life