- Antonio Bente Mafulanhane left Mozambique for Johannesburg on the promise of a job
- He was left stranded after being mugged of all his possessions
- 2 JMPD officers saved the day by buying him a bus ticket back home to Maputo
Antonio Bente Mafulanhane took the long trip from Nyagoya in Maputo, Mozambique to Johannesburg on the promise of a job.
His dreams were dashed upon arrival when he was mugged of all his possessions, including ID and cash.
With no money for transport and no one to turn to, Antonio was forced to sleep on the streets.
Thankfully, 2 Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers came across him and he begged them for help to go home.
The 2 officers, N XABA-Mzolo and LC Mofokeng, went above and beyond the call of duty as they generously bought a bus ticket for Antonio.
They then escorted him to the police station to enable him to do an affidavit.
The 2 officers showed their kindness once more as they bought Antonio food and new clothing for the journey home.
Briefly.co.za understands that Antonio’s bus left at 10pm on Monday and that he is safe and sound with his family.
Michael Sun shared the inspirational story via Facebook.
South Africans were quick to praise the 2 gentlemen for their efforts.
Dudley Wellen said, “As stern as the uniform can be, so to lies a deep compassion. Well done for looking closer and finding an applaudable solution.”
Sue Williams added, “Real Men, thank you and as for the stranded Mozambican man .... it's nearly over.”
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