Resident lauds security guard’s honesty

Nelson Chauke of Absolute Security. (Photo: Supplied)

A day after Kim Alexander had done shopping at Westways Shopping Centre in Helderkruin on 10 November, she made a discovery that everyone dreads – her purse was missing.

It contained valuable and important items such as her credit cards, account cards and a $100 bill, which when exchanged is worth about R1 000, depending on the exchange rate. She went back to the store she had visited but was told that no one had found a purse.

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Disappointed, she went back home, thinking that she would have to accept the loss.

But the next day, a Sunday, she received a call from her bank, informing her that her purse had been handed in at Lucy’s Pizza. Alexander went to pick up her purse and expected that the valuable items would be missing from it. When she was handed her purse, she discovered to her surprise that nothing was taken from it. The manager told her that one of the security guards, Nelson Chauke of Absolute Security, had found the purse and handed it in at their shop. They in turn phoned Nedbank for her details, but the bank employees were not allowed to give out personal information, so they said they would call their client.

“I was grateful and humbled by this act of honesty. People such as Nelson restores one’s faith in humanity,” said Alexander.

Alexander rewarded Chauke handsomely.

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Riaan van Zyl
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