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Teacher walks away M5 000 richer

Lerato Matheka

MASERU — A local teacher, Pontšo Makhele, left Hotel Victoria M5 000 richer on Friday after winning the Lexlog Media’s Short Message Service (SMS) competition.

Makhele was among six other people who participated in the ‘Chaka’ competition that started last year.

The competition required participants to name the king of the Zulus and Makhele was randomly selected the grand winner. Questions usually relate to kings and leaders.

Lebesa Nkune of Lexlog Media told journalists at the prize-giving ceremony  that Makhele was randomly selected as the grand winner among thousands of finalists.

Five other winners went home with Nokia C1 cell phones.

Lexlog aims to raise funds to develop the young generation and the country’s television industry through running competitions.

“We have launched our third competition to raise funds so that we can offer bursaries to tertiary students next year,” Nkune said.

He said Lexlog was contracted by Econet Telecom Lesotho to run SMS competitions and other SMS applications.

“We are working with Econet to develop the country’s youth.”

Makhele told XpressPeople she was pleased to have won the prize money.

“This is God’s work.”

“I am first going to give back to my church and the remaining money will help orphans in my area,” she said.

Makhele, 28, is a teacher at Phahameng Primary School.

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