- A policeman was hailed a hero after he saved a little girl’s life
- The three-year-old was abducted by a man who wanted to ‘feed’ her to the river
- Her mom thanked the ancestors for sending the police to help her daughter
A video shows a policeman getting into a flowing river to save a little girl, who went missing from her home while playing with the son of her mom’s friend.
Sergeant Setjakadume Thobejane took off his uniform and jumped into the river the Blesbok River near Slovo Park, Springs in Ekurhuleni, to save a three-year-old girl, who held on for dear life or the water would have washed her away.
According to the Springs policeman, when he and his two fellow officers, Sergeant John Nkuna and Constable Solomon Mtshweni, found the little girl, she was wet, cold and crying.
The stream was so strong, Nkuna and Mtshweni had to hold Thobejane’s clothes so that he had something to hold onto while trying not to be swept away.
When Thobejane saved her, he wrapped her in his jersey to keep her warm. Other people said the river had swallowed others before.
Residents saw the girl playing the street on Thursday around 2pm when a man showed up and led her away, the Daily Sun reported.
Briefly.co.za learned residents believe the kidnapper led the little girl to the river to feed her to the river snake.
Her 28-year-old mother thanked her ancestors for sending the cops and added she had no idea why the man picked her little girl, but she hopes they find him.
Her mom’s friend said she left the little girl with her son for no more than four minutes to get a bowl from the neighbors and when she came back the girl was gone.
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