Durban doctor wins ultimate MTN competition
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – A Durban medical doctor is the winner of a competition MTN South Africa initiated to reward the winner with a plane.
Shikanth Bugwandeen was announced as the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A
Plane” Competition but opted to redeem R1,7 million, its cash equivalent.
Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN South Africa, selected and
announced the winner in the presence of both MTN and external auditors at
MTN head offices in Johannesburg.
“This has been a very exciting competition that has provided us with the
opportunity to say thank you to our valued customers for their loyalty and
“The prize money of the competition resonates with the popular phrase: ‘the sky is the limit’. We wish to thank our customers for their overwhelming response to the competition which is testament of how we give our customers opportunities to experience unique experiences,” said Annetts.
Bugwandeen was elated.
“I am speechless and lost for words. My family does not want for anything.
When MTN called me and told me that I am the winner of the competition I
shrugged it off wondering: ‘who gives up a plane’. I don’t know what my
family has done to deserve this,” he said.
Bugwandeen pledged to donate 10 percent of his winnings to charities, including Open Air School, an institution that his daughter attends that caters for children living with disabilities.
Bugwandeen said he will reserve the rest of his winnings for his children’s education.
– CAJ News
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