The South African Police Service (SAPS) receive a fair amount of flak for inefficiency and corruption but a recent video served as a timely reminder of some of the brave police officers we have in South Africa.
The South African Police Service often makes news headlines but often for the wrong reasons.
Many cases have been reported on corruption, wastage and inefficiency.
However, South Africa is also blessed with brave police officers who put their lives on the line to protect civilians.
A heart-warming video highlighted 2 such officers as they risked their own lives to delve deep into troubled waters to save a man from drowning.
The video was initially shared by Facebook user, Marian Smith Benade, but it was eventually shared by the POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN SA Facebook group as well.
Facebook users were raving about the 2 policemen and commended them for saving the young man’s life.
Briefly.co.za understands the 2 officers are Wynand du Toit and Freddie Matfield, who both hail from Springs.
Buyile Jani is the man they saved after he was pulled in by a strong current.
Solomon Meso was clearly moved by the footage as he commented: “I nearly dropped a tear.”
Michelle Clark said, “OMG thank you SAPS, wow, wonderful work indeed.”
Joshua Musapelo added, “God bless those men in Blue uniform.”
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