A student from Seanamarena high school in Soweto broke the internet after it was reported that she picked up an abandoned bag of cash with R40 million and handed it over to the police.

The girl is alleged to have been awarded a good citizen certificate for taking the money to the police. It is further alleged that the girl didn’t take the money because she wanted to focus on her studies.

Tweeps had a lot to say when they caught wind of the story. Mzansi was unimpressed by the girl’s act of honesty. Some tweeps went livid as they opined that the girl should have taken the money and bettered her life instead of giving it to the police.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter;


However, it later emerged that it was one of those made-up stories on the internet. One of the student’s teachers revealed that learners at the school were awarded a certificate of excellence in an assignment and the girl in question happened to be one of the learners.

The school’s teacher went on to share other pictures of learners who were also awarded a certificate of excellence.