- South Africans have reacted positively to a young trainee police officer who helped a stranded stranger and bought him petrol
- According to the grateful stranger, the kind officer declined his offer to pay him back
- The trainee Metro officer, Pieter Terblanche, apparently had his wife waiting for him when he stopped to assist the man first
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A trainer police officer has won the hearts of Mzansi after he went above he call of duty when he went an extra mile to buy petrol for a man that was stuck on the side of the road.
"I'm stuck in the right lane. Traffic is bumper to bumper and It's about 12.45pm. I'm on my way home. I tried starting the car and I immediately knew I'm in trouble. Hazards on, I can't move. The yellow line and safe area is on the left. I had to get out and indicate to the cars behind me that I'm stuck. Then this guy on a motorbike pulls up and introduces himself, 'Good afternoon Sir. I'm a student Metro Police officer. I'm here to assist you'," grateful Mohammed Iqbal Kasker wrote on Facebook.
Mohammed shared that he then needed petrol and asked the officer if he could assist him by getting him some petrol and he agreed.
"All he said was 'Uncle, don't worry. I will sort it out for you'. and he left. Remember guys it's 35 degrees. It was hot and I was sweating. Both of the heat and embarrassment. It took about 25min for him to return. He had to go to Canal Walk to get the petrol. He came with a 5l can petrol and an ice cold Coke for uncle. Remember I didn't give him money. We through in the petrol and the car started immediately. I asked him to follow me to the nearest ATM so that I could make good. He said, 'Uncle, don't worry'," said Mohammed.
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Mzansi responded to the post by applauding the Good Samaritan for his selfless actions.
Stephanie Slabbert: "Awesome story. Thanks for sharing."
Vigie Naidoo: "What a wonderful person. Good Samaritan."
Al Rost-Felder: "A story with a smile-making ending!"
Magda Van Rooyen: "Die Here seen jou."
Letitia Matthyser: "You can be proud of yourself."
Amanda Beyers: "Wonderful."
Delice Moodley: "God bless Pieter Terblanche."
Briefly.co.za learned that the officer was Pieter Terblanche, a Metro Police student.
"Thanks to the other gentleman in the bakkie that assisted. I didn't get your name...Once again, thank you Pieter Terblanche," said the grateful Mohammed.
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