- South Africans were horrified when footage showed a security guard being attacked by Kaizer Chiefs fans during the #MosesMabhidaStadium
- The story touched the hearts of people across the country, including Blaine Josephs‚ founder of the Billion Forex Group
- Josephs have decided to pay the security guard's yearly salary
South Africans were left horrified after this past weekend’s incident at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which saw a security guard brutally attacked by furious Kaizer Chiefs fans.
Videos went viral showing how the guard, who has been identified as Sabela Maziba, was assaulted by the Chiefs fans.
The incident touched the hearts of many, and one South African decided he wanted to do something to help Maziba.
Blaine Josephs‚ founder of the Billion Forex Group, decided he was going to give the assaulted security guard a year’s salary.
Josephs knew he wanted to help the guard, and after PSL chairman Irvin Khoza gave Maziba’s name on Monday at a press briefing, he had the opportunity.
However, Josephs said he had trouble getting in contact with Maziba and took to social media with hopes to find the injured security guard.
“I’ve been on the phone the entire morning trying to find him. When I saw the pictures on Twitter on Sunday morning‚ I thought to myself, 'No human being should go to work and be assaulted like that'.”
“I’m sure in a perfect world‚ he would have loved to stay home with his family on a Saturday night. He went to work to feed his family and that had to happen to him.”
“It’s unacceptable. What makes it worse is that this gentleman is probably a breadwinner and will have to return to work as soon as he is healed. That in itself is traumatic.”
Josephs said he hoped to find the security guards within the next few days so that he could travel to Durban to meet him.
The businessman has no idea what Maziba’s salary is, but he said he thinks it is about R5000.
However, Josephs said he was not in a position to give Maziba a permanent job, since no positions were available in his company.
But, he hopes his contribution helps the security guard and that things work out for him.
“I don’t have a job for him. I can only hope that something good will come out of this for him.”
Josephs was not the only kind person to open his heart, and wallet, to help Maziba.
TimesLIVE reported media and marketing specialist Patrick Conroy tweeted he came in contact with stadium management on Monday morning‚ adding he would contribute R10‚000 towards Maziba's medical expenses.
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