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Wed Jul 27 09:44:32 SAST 2016

The only right thing to do is to thank Motsepe: ILIVE

Jean Feldt, Sandton | 04 February, 2013 00:25
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Billionaire Patrice Motsepe announces in Johannesburg yesterday that at least half of the funds generated by his family's assets will be given to the poor.
Image by: ALON SKUY

When the news of the incredibly generous intentions of the Motsepe family was made public, I wondered how long it would take for the ugliness in human nature to show its face.

Why is it that some people just cannot show respect, appreciation and gratitude. Why must remarks be passed that the wealth of this family came largely from "opportunistic white capitalists" (Luyanda Marion Kama). I've always been under the impression that Patrice Motsepe's wealth was originally inherited from his family.

Whatever the source, let us all thank the Motsepe family for a gesture which we can only hope will be emulated by more of the super-rich in our country.

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