- The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has one again warmed hearts online
- This follows a photo showing soldiers giving water to elderly people
- South Africans applauded the SANDF for keeping the gogos and madalas safe during the lockdown
The coronavirus has forced the government to lockdown the country. However, many pensioners and other people still have to collect their grants and buy food to survive the 21-day lockdown.
While, many have criticised the SANDF for how they've been handling the citizens during lockdown, one man, Adv Sabelo Mjenje Zulu, showed a different side of the troops.
Zulu took to the #ImStaying group to share a photo of a soldier giving water to the elderly lining up in Umlazi.
He captioned the post:
"SANDF troops captured serving water to the elderly in Umlazi. Big ups."
Take a look at the post below:
The post generated over 13 000 reactions in less than a day and South Africans applauded the soldiers for doing the most to help people stay healthy, especially those who are at higher risk - the elderly.
Madaleen Lourens commented:
"So heart-warming. Thanks so much for helping. God bless."
Rebecca Kgokong added:
"I salute masole, my dad was a great soldier and salute him too. Lots of great memories growing up. Well done to you guys for your great work."
Jacki Booth said:
"God bless these SANDF troops! Beautiful to see. Thank you."
On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported on a similar touching photo. The pic revealed two SANDF soldiers assisting an elderly woman with her groceries.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula shared the inspirational photo on his Twitter account. Based on the pic, the gogo completed her shopping and one of the soldiers pushed her trolley.
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