Mzansi nominates boy for medal of bravery: Lost his life saving others

Mzansi nominates boy for medal of bravery: Lost his life saving others

- 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

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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.

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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.

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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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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