- A rookie police officer has warmed hearts on social media
- Constable Kwayo Louw used his own money to feed five families in his community
- Louw asked members on a WhatsApp group to identify five needy families and then he went ahead and sponsored essential goods for them
The lockdown has proved to be trying for many struggling families. People are fighting to keep their heads above water while adhering to the lockdown regulations.
One young police officer took matters into his own hands using his own funds. According to the Daily Voice's Solly Lottering, a 23-year-old rookie officer, Constable Kwayo Louw, has identified five families with the help of his community to bless during these difficult times.
Louw visited the struggling families on Thursday and he blessed them with food which he purchased using his own money.
The young officer, who lives in Kraaifontein and works at the Pinelands SAPS, asked users on the Kraailove WhatsApp group to nominate needy families.
He was quoted saying:
“It was a real pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of especially the mothers and fathers as they knew they would be able to feed their children for a few days at least."
Louw said he told the families they had not seen the last of him.
The SAPS shared the article about Louw on its Facebook page and his act of kindness inspired Mzansi.
Adrian Chaning-Pearce commented:
"Well done. Please teach some of your colleagues some humility and compassion."
Prince Viva Tshuma wrote:
"Well done sir, may God multiply your blessing you are a true leader."
Mari Ross added:
"What a man."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported the SAPS shared photos of police officers helping a community. The cops helped families in Kimberley after heavy rains caused their homes to flood. South Africans were inspired by the officers' kindness and applauded them online.
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