Proudly SA: 6 heroes who saved lives and deserve to be known

Proudly SA: 6 heroes who saved lives and deserve to be known

The coronavirus crisis and nationwide lockdown have resulted in fear and uncertainty among the masses. However, there have been a number of shining lights during this challenging period.

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South Africans have been fearing the worst since the first positive case of the coronavirus occurred a few weeks ago.

In an attempt to combat the spread of the virus, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown.

The lockdown has resulted in fear and frustration, as many yearn to leave their homes to source work, food or for social needs.

However, amidst the doom and gloom, there has been numerous positives and South Africans have been uniting like never before.

1. Captain Vusi Khumalo

Captain Vusi Khumalo has been a South African Airways (SAA) pilot since 1994 and he was the commander of the Airbus A340-600 Series flight.

The seasoned pilot was tasked with bringing back 120 South Africans from Wuhan.

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2. Retshidisitswe Kotane and the story of her crowdfunding

South Africans learnt of a talented medical school graduate, who wasn't able to obtain her degree to secure work.

Kotane owed Wits University R95 000 in school fees and missed three graduation ceremonies as a result.

Citizens banded together to raise the amount via the Feenix crowdfunding platform.

Kotane has since been employed and is working to fight Covid-19.

3. Happy Adebayo Hammeed salutes wife and healthcare workers

Healthcare workers received lots of love from a gentleman who has inside knowledge of the sacrifices.

Happy Adebayo Hammeed revealed that his wife works as a professional nurse and he urged her to resign out of fear for Covid-19.

Adebayo thanked his wife and all other healthcare workers for putting their lives on the line.

4. Billionaires

South African billionaires sacrificed some of their wealth to save lives and jobs in a tremendous display of generosity.

Patrice Motsepe, the Oppenheimer and Rupert families have donated R1-billion each towards relief measures.

Not to be outdone, Douw Steyn also pledged a whopping R320-million towards the noble cause.

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5. Man creates portable wash basin

Twitter user, @Munyai_R_Gundo, shared a before-and-after photo of a talented man's creation.

He used an old metal drum and converted it into a smart, clean, portable wash basin.

6. African man invented home-made ventilator

A young Nigerian inventor made a ventilator he claimed Covid-19 patients could use.

He also showed the different components and pointed out how the machine can be regulated through a switch.

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