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Day of bliss at Sefika Complex


. . . as families rejoice thanks to  Vodacom Mega Millions competition

Rethabile Pitso

YESTERDAY was another day of bliss for lucky Vodacom Lesotho (VCL) customers as cars, cash and airtime prizes were up for grabs during the 2016 Vodacom Mega Millions competition.

‘Machabalala Hlelisi and Molapo Gerard Tsiame won brand new Toyota Etios vehicles in a dramatic draw held at Sefika Complex in Maseru. In the draw, shortlisted VCL customers had to choose any letter which made the word Vodacom. Thereafter, they took a key inside each of the letters and proceeded to any of the two cars on display. The customer with a key matching the car they approached was then declared the winner.

Ms Hlelisi from Sekiring, in Mafeteng district was represented in the draw by her niece, ‘Mahlompho Kolokotoane, after failing to attend the draw due to cash constraints. Ms Kolokotoane said she was initially reluctant to come fearing VCL officials would not allow her to participate.

“I was initially hesitant to come fearing the VCL officials would disqualify my aunt since could not come in person. But, she convinced me to bring my identity documents and come,” said Ms Kolokotoane.

“I decided to come since I did not want to let my aunt down, but I never imagined I would have the winning key. I am so happy for her and hope the vehicle will bring her joy.”

In a telephone interview with Sunday Express, Ms Hlelesi said she would always be indebted to her niece for winning the car.

“I could not come to Maseru because I did not have the transport fare. She has really come through for me in a way that I don’t know how to repay. But I am going to thank her in a special way,” Ms Hlelesi said.

For his part, Mr Molapo said he was given confidence by onlookers who intimated that he would drive away with the hatchback upon arriving at Sefika Complex.

“As soon as I arrived this morning, two strangers told me in separate incidents that I was going to leave Sefika Complex a car winner,” he said.

“I had never encountered the individuals before and they did not know what category of the competition I was going to participate. But they said those words with such conviction, that I became confident I would win the car.”

Mr Molapo added: “At first, I didn’t know where the confidence was coming from, but now I see that God had sent me signs ahead of time to encourage me to remain positive.”

Under the Mega Millions competition, which was launched in March, the telecommunications giant’s customers stand to win a variety of prizes worth over M5 million.

The campaign is set to run until 30 September 2016 with Vodacom Lesotho contract, prepaid or top up customers able register for the trivia-based competition by sending a text message of the word “Mega” to 54100.

The customer would then receive a series of multiple choice questions via the SMS platform on a daily basis with each costing M1.


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