Lawrence Kananji has been rewarded for the the brave rescue that went viral on social media last week.
A lot of people believe in South Africa it is every man for himself, but Kananji risked his own life to save an elderly lady, who was being robbed in broad daylight on 19 August.
Now, his act of bravery would be rewarded by his Engen boss. According to a report by SA People, Kananji's boss would be taking him out for a congratulatory dinner, as well as giving the hero a gift card.
In a statement on Wednesday, Engen said Kananji took their brand promise, "with us you are number one" to a whole new level after saving the old lady.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Kananji bravely confronted the muggers along a street in Milnerton, Cape Town.
His heroic story was shared online by Glenn Bradfield, whose car he stopped after the incident took place to ask her to take the old lady home.
South Africans were inspired by the story and they praised Kananji for his selflessness.
Sharon Moodley wrote: "Nice to know that there are still good human beings out there...well done."
Theo Bekker added, "Yes 100% hero of the month. Proud of you my fellow SA brother."
Lorraine McGregor wrote: "Thank you Lawrence for risking your life to help this lady. You are a brave man. God bless you!!"
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