South Africans have once again opened their hearts and wallets to a local who deserves their help. Mzansi donated thousands of Rand to an "oupa" who risked his life for a complete stranger.
Zanele Tricia Masule shared the inspiring story of how an elderly homeless man saved her from armed criminals last week and it sparked quite the reaction on social media.
Masule started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the "gentle soul" and in less than 24 hours, Mzansi donated over R10 000. The amount has now surpassed R16 000.
The crowdfunding campaign aims to build the oupa a new home as well as buy him some furniture.
"Funds raised will help cover material and labour costs. He will need a bit of furniture, bed, couch, utensils etc. Clothes as he has none and also money so he can get regular medical care and food.
"He will finally have a place to rest his head, warmth, a home to retire in. He can have his health taken care of and food. No more begging as he has Tourettes and that's already a problem for him in the streets as people tend to take advantage of him."
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported a woman took to social media to share how a brave homeless "oupa" risked his own life to save her from muggers. She revealed he chased off the thugs with a walking stick, leaving the little possessions he had unattended to help a complete stranger
Social media users were inspired by the story and they praised the madala for his bravery
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