- A Johannesburg man was recently applauded by Mzansi after he saved a child from drowning
- The child was stuck on a metal pipe above the Jukskei River, near Alexandra
- The heroic local man managed to piggyback the child to safety across the river, which had been recently hit by flash floods
A man from Johannesburg has made Mzansi proud after he recently risked his own safety in order to save a local child from drowning in a flash flood.
The child was on a pipe above the Jukskei River in Alexandra when the flash flood hit, trapping the boy in the centre of the structure above the rushing water.
The local hero didn’t think twice and quickly shimmied across the pipe towards the child, Briefly.co.za saw in the clip.
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Hoisting the small boy onto his back, the man then carefully moved across the pipe to safety.
Many have compared the Johannesburg resident to the ‘French spiderman’ who went viral after saving a toddler from falling from a tall building in France last year.
Briefly.co.za loved how Mzansi was inspired by the man’s absolute selflessness and bravery:
@Snypha_legend: “Not all Superheroes wear costumes... this county needs more men and women like him.”
@MnisiBenton: “These are kind of people we need,people who comes with solutions in times of need,people who risk with their lives in order to save other...big up to the guy”
@Kops2000: “This is another lever of bravery on steroids. He deserves a medal. He didn't look the other way, he saved a soul. ️”
@VanessaMarawa: “This brought tears to my eyes! The best thing I've seen this year . I salute his bravery ”
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