Afrikaans neighbours praised for dousing black farmer's farm fire

Afrikaans neighbours praised for dousing black farmer's farm fire

- Lentswe Mokgatle is the former mayor of Mogale City

- His farm caught fire recently

- He shared on Facebook how his Afrikaans neighbours rushed to help put out the fire

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A black farmer has shared how his Afrikaans neighbours rushed to help put out a fire that had engulfed his farm recently.

Lentswe Mokgatle, who is the former mayor of Mogale City in Gauteng's West Rand, posted the heartwarming story on Facebook, Briefly.co.za gathered. He wrote:

My farm’s been on fire tonight. I don’t know who started the fire but, as things happen out here, my neighbours came rushing in in their bakkies and helped the fire brigade to douse it before it caused greater damage. Guess what, they are all Afrikaners.

Mokgatle's post immediately went viral. It has racked up a staggering 11,000 shares so far, as well as over 3,200 reactions and 240 comments.

Many commenters praised his Afrikaans neighbours, adding that they displayed the true South African spirit that defies racial backgrounds.

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See more reactions below.

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

Source: Facebook/Lentswe Mokgatle

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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