- Roydon Olckers was 1 of 4 learners who died after the walkway collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark
- Olckers courageously pushed 2 younger learners to safety but sacrificed himself in the process
- South Africans are now calling for him to receive the prestigious Order of Mendi in recognition of his bravery
Mzansi was stunned to learn of the tragic walkway collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on the 1st February.
Roydon Olckers was 1 of the 4 pupils who died as a result of the collapse.
The matric learner was walking under the walkway on that fateful day with Caitelin Harris and Denise Fourie walking just ahead of him.
Olckers realised the concrete block above them gave way and he pushed the 2 grade 8 learners to safety.
The courageous and unselfish act meant that he was unable to save himself – he died at the scene.
Good Things Guy have now reported that South Africans are pushing for Olckers to be awarded the Order of Mendi.
The prestigious award exists to recognise acts of bravery by South Africans.
Olckers’ sacrifice allowed 2 young learners the chance to carry on with their lives and many are hoping the South African government will recognise his unbelievable bravery.
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