Charlize Tomaselli lost her purse a month ago, she cancelled all her cards and started from scratch again, but she didn’t know a message was waiting for her on Facebook.
Westville, KwaZulu-Natal – Facebook has a section in the messages that you never get notified about, where messages from people you don’t know end up. This is where a very important message for Charlize Tomaselli ended up.
A month before she saw the important message, Charlize lost her purse with all her cards in. She immediately had everything cancelled and started her card collection again. At the very same time, a man named Mbuso Ndlovu found Charlize’s purse and looked her up online. He found her and sent a message.
The message went unread, and then Mbuso messaged Charlize’s husband as well. After a month, Charlize was checking her inbox and saw there was a pending message. She checked it and saw it was Mbuso who said he had her purse.
Mbuso kept the purse the entire time and waited to see if he would hear from Charlize. When he finally did, he explained to her what the wallet looked like in detail and told her he was happy to meet her at a local police station, just in case she would be worried.
“Preempting my fear of meeting a strange man, he suggested the police station. I agreed and took my husband along anyway as one can never be too careful.
Mbuso was waiting when we arrived with my wallet and every single card in it. I have been keeping track of the cancelled cards and enquired with my bank and various store cards if there had been any activity on my cards. There was none. That means that Mbuso had my wallet for over a month (it took me that long to see his Facebook message) and never once been tempted to use any of the cards.”
Charlize was so impressed with Mbuso and saddened to hear he was desperately looking for a job. She has since asked anyone looking to offer him an employment opportunity to contact him. Charlize has his information and is happy to pass it along.
“This man is a truly wonderful South African. We forget that there are decent people out there. He is currently unemployed and looking for work. So if you know of a job that needs a well-spoken, honest and thoughtful person, give Mbuso a call. Honesty is something all businesses need. He currently lives in Stanger but is willing to travel.”