Randfontein hero risks his life to save 3 kids from raging fire

Randfontein hero risks his life to save 3 kids from raging fire

- Thapelo Mosa saved 3 kids from a fire at a mosque

- He used his fist to break a window

- Residents have praised his heroic act

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

A heroic man risked his life to save three kids from a fire at a mosque in Randfontein, Gauteng, over the weekend.

Thapelo Mosa heard the children's screams when the fire suddenly broke out and rushed to the rescue, Briefly.co.za gathered.

According to Daily Sun, 23-year-old Thapelo bravely broke a window with his fist to gain access into the mosque's foyer. He injured his hand in the process.

Thapelo Mosa pictured with the kids he rescued. Source: Daily Sun

Thapelo Mosa pictured with the kids he rescued. Source: Daily Sun

He managed to get all the kids to safety as residents helped to put out the fire. In an interview, he explained:

The smoke was thick but I had to get to where the children were. I’m so grateful I managed to save them.

Thapelo later sought medical attention for his hand and now sports a thick bandage on it.

READ ALSO: Russia considers taking 15k white South African farmers into its borders

Local residents praised Thapelo for his heroic act. The father of the children he rescued, Ayub Mokoena, was especially grateful.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, although some suspected an electrical fault. Firefighters eventually arrived to completely extinguish it.

South Africa has plenty of heroes. Briefly.co.za recently reported on the story of Damian Chiwaka, whose heroism saved the lives of 10 people from a fire in Cape Town.

READ ALSO: Does Cyril's family run the show? 5 tweeps think they do indeed

Watch 5 "miracles" by African pastors in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Ex-BlitzBokke star Mzwandile Stick marries sweetheart Therina Mulder

Ex-BlitzBokke captain Mzwandile Stick weds sweetheart Therina Mulder

Ex-BlitzBokke captain Mzwandile Stick weds sweetheart Therina Mulder
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel