Windfall for pensioner

Windfall for pensioner

MOKHOTLONG – Blessings have been showered upon a 74-year-old Ariel Mosaase.

In the mountainous village of Salang, a widower, pensioner, a father of three and a hard working grandpa, could not believe his luck when he won M100 000 in Econet’s “Matsebetsebe share a million” promotion.

“Even though I entered the competition, I couldn’t believe that I have won that much money,”Mosaase said, holding his big cheque from Econet.

But how did it happen?

He told thepost that it all started in July 2017 “when I decided to go for this competition by answering Matsebe-tsebequestions and doing my money transactions through Ecocash.”

“It was non-stop. I was dedicated seven days a week, because I knew I wanted to win.”

“I have learned a secret about this competition, it is determination.”

Mosaase spent about M500 Matsebe-tsebe SMSes.

What is a 74-year old going to do with M100 000?

After his 32 years of service as an officer at the correctional services, Mosaase went into farming. He also owns a small bar and food restaurant. He says he will use the money to expand his business.

“I’ll be hiring more staff, and in so doing I won’t just be benefiting from this money alone, but also with my community”.

Matsebe-tsebe Share a Million started in June 2016 as Cash Explosion.

It then changed in June 2017 to Matsebe-tsebe Share a Million with M5 000 and KWESÉ decoders being won each day.

It is expected that next month Econet will be giving M150 000 on a second draw and M200 000 on 6 October in its third draw.

Econet says the promotion is a way of giving back to the community and thanking its customers.

“People need this money for their various needs, we’re trying to get involved in poverty alleviation in the country,” Puleng Masoabi, Econet’s spokeswoman, added.

Zanele Hlongwane

 

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