Thembi the TikTok star gets a new car
Congratulations are in order for Thembi the TikTok housekeeper whose fiery relationship with her boss keeps Mzansi in stitches.
Thembi breaks the internet with a new car
On Friday, after months of preparing for this moment, homeowner Malcolm Wentzel surprised Thembi with a brand new car.
The tearful housekeeper’s reaction was seen in a photo that has since gone viral. However, this purchase was not a spur-of-the-moment thing.
This is how Wentzel pulled it off
Wentzel had planned this for a while. A scroll down his Twitter timeline, as well as his TikTok, is all it takes to get a clue of the work it took to make the surprise work.
Think about it. Wentzel had to decide on the safest car to purchase his middle-aged housekeeper who has probably never driven a vehicle in her life.
#thembi Today thembi drove my bakkie into our house🤣🤣🤣🤣 She is 100% ok and and so the bakkie…. #toyotasa is the best. Before i buy her a car she must go for driving lessons. #LandCruiser All that matters is she is ok🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/n0tpbh3Dto— Malcolm Wentzel (@WentzelMalcolm) October 7, 2020
And therein lies the problem. He had to find a way to teach Thembi how to drive and coach her on her way to getting a driver’s licence without blowing his cover.
All of this painstaking hard work was all worth it in the end, if not for Thembi’s reaction, then for the bond they built.
Whether this is a sponsored rollout in partnership with Toyota South Africa could not be confirmed.