- Bongani Khunjwa, an unemployed professional nurse, was photographed helping a man who was bleeding out on the side of the road
- Khunjwa saw the man sustained a head injury and he was bleeding heavily
- He used his training and an emergency kit, which he has in his car at all times, to help the injured man
Khunjwa was on his way home following a gym session when he saw a commotion on the side of the road. He went to investigate and found a crowd surrounding a pedestrian that was hit by a car.
The nurse added his humanity would not allow him to drive by and he ran to his car to fetch his medical kit.
The Sowetan reported the incident took place in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, on Sunday. Khunjwa realised the man had a head injury and he used the little he had to stabilise the man on the scene.
"He was heavily bleeding from his upper body, the head specifically. I bandaged him, and assisted as necessary to prevent further blood loss," he said.
Even though he is unemployed on the moment, Khunjwa did not hesitate to assist because he does not see his profession as a job, he views it as a way of life.
"I live it daily, it's within me, 24 hours a day, employed or not," he added.
The 30-year-old revealed his mother taught him from a young age to be selfless and it motivated him to help other people.
The Mpumalanga-born nurse said he finds helping others fulfilling.
"Growing up, I've always wanted to help, to make a difference. It makes one look forward to each and every day," the heroic nurse added.
Briefly.co.za can confirm that the injured man was stable by the time paramedics arrived to take him to a hospital in Joburg.
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