Pietermaritzburg resident secures victory with a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle.

A Pietermaritzburg woman, who entered a charity raffle supporting various causes, now finds herself in need of biking leathers after winning a custom Harley Davidson motorbike worth R80,000.

Yolandi Floyd was taken by surprise when Mahindra Motors PMB sales manager Brett Hylton and radio personality Dave Guselli called her on Friday afternoon to announce her victory in the charity raffle. Floyd had entered the raffle, which required a R1,000 ticket, with proceeds going towards organizations such as the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (Crow), Friends of Bisley Nature Reserve, PMB Animal Rescue and Rehome (Parr), and HOLAH, a nonprofit focused on vulnerable children.

"I took the ticket to support the Hylton family's fundraising efforts for various charities in Maritzburg. I never expected to win," Floyd told The Witness.

The raffle was initiated in memory of Brett's father, Peter Hylton, co-founder of Kia, Mahindra, and Mitsubishi PMB, who had wished to donate his Harley to charity before his passing late last year. Brett and his siblings decided to fulfill their father's wish posthumously, with the proceeds benefiting causes aligned with his passions for family, animals, and the outdoors.

Though Floyd humorously mentioned giving the bike to her husband, who is a motorcycle enthusiast, she expressed gratitude for winning the special edition Harley Davidson.

"I don't know how to ride a motorbike, but the beauty of this Harley has inspired me to learn," she remarked.