Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi's actions were applauded after he came to a bleeding plane passenger's aid. The minister was praised and his behaviour described as selfless and compassionate.
Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, showed his kindness and was applauded for it.
The minister was on board a plane for a flight from Namibia to South Africa when a passenger started bleeding.
Minister Motsoaledi stepped in when the cabin crew couldn't find a way to stop the bleeding, and soon had the matter under control.
Briefly.co.za gathered that one of the passengers, Ntokozo Mahlangu, took to social media to express how impressed he is with the minister's actions.
SowetanLIVE reports that Mahlangu said he was at a conference in Namibia, which was also attended by Minister Motsoaledi.
The passenger had to be taken off the plane at around 4 pm, according to Mahlangu.
"He started bleeding but I think it had to do with the fact that there were delays for our SAA flight [to take off] …We were at the airport for a very long time and the temperatures were quite high. He started bleeding and I think he was pulled out of the plane."
He explained that it didn't take Minister Motsoaledi long to get things under control.
"The cabin crew tried to assist but the bleeding just could not stop; that was when Dr Aaron Motsoaledi stepped out of the plane and started assisting the passenger until the bleeding stopped. It did not take even five minutes and the bleeding stopped and the passenger returned to the aircraft."
"He was totally incredible! At some point he was running around picking up blood-stained tissues that were blown off by air... So selfless and compassionate"
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