- Vincent Cosa was honoured by the ANC when he was awarded a bravery award
- Cosa became an instant hero after he saved a 10-year-old boy from the Juskei River in flood
- The father of four lives in a shack close to the bridge
Vincent Cosa has become an overnight hero and has now been recognised by the African National Congress (ANC) for his bravery.
Cosa received a certificate of bravery from the ANC's greater Johannesburg region.
He was pictured wearing a bright yellow T-shirt on Monday, which had President Cyril Ramaphosa's face on it.
Cosa was launched into the public eye recently following his bravery, which saved 10-year-old Mpilo Ngubane from the turbulent waters of the Juskei River.
Cosa, a Mozambican national, was filmed saving the little boy.
TimesLIVE reported that Cosa was actually in the process of assisting victims of a shack fire when he passed by the bridge and heard Ngubane’s cries for help.
Even though he knew he was risking his life, he felt compelled to go across a slippery pipe to save Ngubane.
Cosa revealed that onlookers cheered him on as they were too afraid to risk their own lives.
Briefly.co.za has gathered that the father of four lives in a shack in close proximity to the bridge.
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