- A photo captured a heartwarming moment amidst the nationwide lockdown
- The pic revealed two SANDF soldiers assisting an elderly woman with her groceries
- The social media post also had a polarising effect, as many South Africans slammed the defence force for their aggressive approach during the lockdown
A heartwarming moment played out recently amidst all the doom and gloom involving the coronavirus crisis and the nationwide lockdown.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 21-day lockdown and SANDF soldiers have been patrolling communities to ensure that law and order is maintained.
In light of the challenging period, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula shared an inspirational photo showing how two soldiers assisted an elderly woman.
Based on the pic, the gogo completed her shopping and one of the soldiers pushed her trolley.
Briefly.co.za noted that the photo struck a chord with social media users, more than 17 000 people liked the tweet.
Numerous positive comments were shared, however, Briefly.co.za also gathered that many weren't impressed based on the other cases of alleged brutality.
An example was the report, which revealed soldiers using force to discipline Soweto residents during the lockdown.
Twitter user (@Neightar) said,
"It's always the little things that matter the most."
THulani Nofeliti (@Thulanofeliti) added,
"They must stop abusing people."
Paul Mathai (@PMath69) responded,
"But this doesn't cancel out the violence against our citizens. Talk to the ministers of police and military. This can't go on."
Mantsha_k (@mantsha_k) pleaded with Mbaks:
"Share where they beat up people in the townships, share it all...good and bad."
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