Johannesburg – South Africans have poured their hearts and wallets to Wiseman Ndabezitha, the BP petrol attendant who was tricked, scammed and embarrassed on video by a snide motorist who drove off without footing his petrol bill, much to the anger of social media users.
The snide motorist, who recorded the incident before fleeing the Hilton BP petrol station after paying only R20 in two R10 notes, had made the petrol attendant pour R210 instead.
He motorist in the video insists that he requested “two ten” (2 x R10), instead of R210 Ndabezitha poured for him.
In their exchange, a dumbstruck Ndabezitha is visibly helpless as the motorist protests requesting R210 fuel.
On Wednesday, after much outrage about the callous treatment of Ndabezitha, social activist and lawyer Tumi Sole rallied troops on Twitter after contacting Ndabezitha and his boss Wayne Smith.
Sole shared Ndabezitha’s bank account details and the donations quickly poured flooding into his account.
Ndabezithat said his bank balance had been less than R100 at the start of the day, but he now had at least R11 289.
The father of three said he wants to thank every single person who donated to him and has released a video on social media to show his gratitude.
“I cannot believe what the people have done for me, they have really really helped me, I am filled with so much gratitude,” he said.
“I had less than R100 in my bank account this morning, now there is more than R11 000, I do not believe it.