Chakela Matela from St Charles in Butha-Buthe said winning a Toyota Etios yesterday, through the Vodacom Fortunes competition, will boost his construction business.
Mr Matela won the impressive vehicle at Sefika Shopping Complex — the second vehicle-winner of the competition which will give away a total of 10 cars, airtime and shopping vouchers.
Mr Matela was one of seven contestants competing for the second vehicle yesterday.
Mr Matela said he felt lucky to have emerged the winner in the popular competition being run by telecommunications giant, Vodacom Lesotho.
Mr Bakhatla Molise won the first vehicle last month.
“I purchase data bundles on a daily basis as that makes my life easier to communicate with different people on social networks,” Mr Matela said.
“When I received a call from Ntate (Tšotetsi) Seema (Vodacom Lesotho specialist), I was very surprised as I never thought I could be a winner.
“Winning this vehicle will help my business proper as I did not have a company vehicle.”
“I want to thank God for answering my prayers,” the ecstatic Mr Matela added.
To Basotho, they should recharge their phones and buy bundles so that they will get a chance to win one of these prizes.”
Other lucky winners walked away with the vouchers, smart phones and airtime.
“The voucher does not restrict the winner to buy at a certain shop,” said Mr Seema.
“One has a right to choose the shop after winning the voucher but it should be a local shop.”
The competition is Vodacom’s way of giving back to the community that has shown the company great loyalty and support.
The Vodacom Fortunes competition is one of its kind in that Vodacom Lesotho subscribers enter free of charge as they just have to recharge their cellphones and convert their airtime into either calling, data or SMS bundles.
There are draws held every weekday on different local radio stations, on which the winner is then contacted.