In another twist involving the public protector’s office‚ the Minister of Co-operative Governance an.
Simon Mariri is today's winner of R5000.
Mariri, from Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, got lucky after entering the competition since Monday.
The father of five said: "I had a problem with my cellphone and thought that I would not win.
"I was surprised when I was told that I have won. I am so happy. I will use the money to pay school fees for my two children who are in primary school."
The next winner of the Sowetan R5000 Christmas shopping prize will be announced next week.
Seventeen more readers still stand a chance every day, except Fridays, until December 23 to win the prize money.