A hospital porter who volunteered without pay for 22 years received a surprise gift!
Soweto, South Africa – 65-year-old S’phiwe Msimango was gifted with a brand new Nissan bakkie after volunteering as a porter at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital for 22 years without a salary.
The new car was gifted to the selfless volunteer by mining mogul Daphne Mashile-Nkosi to thank him for serving the community.
Msimango volunteered as a porter at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital for 22 years without receiving a cent for his work. The passionate volunteer has been helping to feed and move patients around the hospital when there was a shortage of porters.
The incredible South African explained that his deep love for people inspired him to volunteer at Baragwanath.
“When I see a person in need of help I get a wheelchair, I take them to the wards or casualty, when I see people battling to locate their loved ones, I also assist them because I know the whole hospital.”
Speaking to the Sowetan after being presented with the key, Msimango described how the gift had taken him by surprise and he didn’t quite know what to say as he never believed that he would ever own a car.
Through-out the years, community members have often asked him how he had survived by only volunteering, and his answer was always: generous people and God.
“People always ask how I manage to survive and look this good without a salary. I tell them God looks after me.”
He also explained that he didn’t actually know how to drive but knew that the car would make a massive difference to him and his two children.