With the racial tensions high in South Africa, it is heartwarming to see there are still those who manage to see past colour.
In July a story recirculated on social media, which showed a teenage boy giving up his place in a race to help his fellow athlete cross the line and Briefly.co.za decided to share it to show the spirit of Ubuntu is alive and well in SA.
During the SA Cross-Country champs race, a 17-year-old Ronen Oosthuizen sacrificed his place to help a tired Mpho Mitchell cross the line.
Social media user Johan van Zyl shared a snap of the touching moment on Twitter, with the caption: “The true spirit of #Ubuntu: I am because you are. At the SA Cross-Country champs 17-year-old Ronen Oosthuizen gave up his place to help fellow athlete Mpho Mitchell cross the line. South Africans can. We don't need the corrupt and those that promote hate and division.”
Van Zyl was not the only one who shared the inspiring story and soon tweeps had their say about the true act of Ubuntu.
Jinzi, who goes by the Twitter handle @jinzi94999739, wrote: “What Ronen did there its called Ubuntu . let's give credit to him and his parents.”
Charlie Cawood added, “The mark of true sportsmanship - well done Ronen winning is not always everything but rather the manner in which you competed.”
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