Hero or Fool? Security Guard Divides Mzansi After Returning Wad of Cash Found at ATM

In a story that echoes the biblical tale of the Good Samaritan, a security guard named Lungelani Mbatha has become the talk of South Africa after he returned a wad of cash found at an ATM. The incident occurred while Mbatha, a 24/7 Security Officer, was on duty.

The customer who had left the R4,600 behind was long gone, but Mbatha didn’t hesitate. He promptly reported the find and handed the money over to the bank’s Branch Manager.

The story has sparked a lively debate on social media, with some users arguing that Mbatha should have kept the money, while others praised him for his honesty. A few even speculated that it could have been a test to see if he was truly the right man for the job. Here are some of the comments::


God doesn’t like stupid people.. when he gives you a chance it doesn’t have to come innocently. He will struggle till you die


1. With Cameras all over ATMs he made an excellent decision.
2. His honesty regardless of motive is actually exemplary.


He’s abiding by the authority’s code of conduct. Big up to him for his loyalty and honesty.


God must select his people wisely next time….I would have never rejected your blessings dea father


Might have been a setup to get him fired. Black people


The Bible says Inkosi isiza ozisizayo. But not everyone will get this script


This man just elevated in life. He knew there are cameras and the bank would be able to trace where the money went. Now his employers and the bank will find him valuable and take him a rank higher. 

By Tayana