- Radius Masukume saw two men allegedly raping a 45-year-old woman
- Instead of running away, Masukume rushed to her aid
- While fighting off the two thugs, the heroic man sustained stab wounds to his face
Radius Masukume is an example of everything that is right in South Africa. Instead of turning a blind eye when he saw two men allegedly raping a woman in Table View, Cape Town, he rushed to her aid.
Masukume not once considered his own safety above the victim's and he fought off the two rapists, sustaining stab wounds to his face and head.
Keep the Energy, a Facebook group which focuses on gender-based violence, shared Masukume's inspiring story on the social media platform and he was immediately hailed a hero.
Masukume works for himself in construction and he was on his way to a job site when he stumbled onto a horrific scene.the
Briefly.co.za learned Masukume saw two men sexually assaulting a woman in a field off Gie Road a week ago.
Without hesitation, he rushed to the lady's aid and started fighting off the thugs. Speaking to News24, the "humble hero" said he did what he was raised to do.
He was quoted by the publication saying:
"It's how I was raised. I am a son of a chief. We have to look after women. Women raise our children and teach them things like how to speak."
Masukume jumped a fence and rushed to the scene. He said he shouted at the rapists and one of the thugs kicked him down.
"He stabbed me in my face and head. Four times. I kicked him and then managed to run towards the police [in the road]."
The 49-year-old father of six, who hails from Zimbabwe, said he was recovering well and was happy.
He moved to Mzansi and fell in love with a South African woman, with whom he settled in Cape Town in 2001.
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