Grateful man pays tribute to the kind stranger who saved his life

Grateful man pays tribute to the kind stranger who saved his life

- Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack owes his life to a stranger who took him in after he was attacked and nursed him back to health

- The man who saved Mkhuseli worked at a Mobil Service Station, now an Engen, and helped Mkhuseli when he saw him walking in the icy cold July weather

- In honour of the man who saved him, Mkhuseli donated copies of his book to the staff of the Engen station and shared his story on Facebook

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Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack posted a moving tale on Facebook of how stranger literally saved his life in 1973. He recalls how he was attacked on the way home from school and an ambulance rushed him to the hospital.

He was secretly admitted to the 'Whites only' section where the nurses stitched him up and discharged him before their superiors knew he was there. Wearing only a pair of khaki shorts, no shoes or shirt, he was freezing in the icy July weather.

A stranger who worked at the nearby petrol station, which was called Mobil Service Station back then, saw him and took him in, washed him, warned him up and dressed him in his own gown and let him sleep in his bed.

Briefly.co.za learned that Mkhuseli has published a book and donated copies to the employees of the petrol station, now an Engen, in honour of the man who literally saved his life.

Grateful man pays tribute to the kind stranger who saved his life

Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack is now a businessman who operates out of Port Elizabeth. Photo credit: Facebook/Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack
Source: Facebook

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Facebook users shared their views on the dramatic story:

Ntja Mapheelle:

"We all "owe so much to so many people" it will be a futile exercise to even think we can thank them all enough. Showing love and kindness all along our way might be the nearest thing we can achieve in showing gratitude."

Zanele Ndzundzu:

"Bro Khusta, what a touching story. Those employees even their children's lives will change after reading your book. You are an inspiration, role model "

Leeroy Magopheni:

"This is what most people should do, finding their childhood blueprint in self-rehabilitation... Inspiring story mkhuluwa, you're on the ball always."

Phumeza Sigwela:

"Long live the spirit of Ubuntu."

Mkhuseli 'Khusta' Jack is more than an author and businessman, he was also an anti-apartheid activist in the 1980s. He had been arrested a number of times for his position on the situation.

As the president of the Port Elizabeth ANC Youth Congress, he was responsible for organising the rally which welcomed Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Chante Mevane took to Facebook to pay it forward after a taxi driver helped her change a flat tire.

She posted her story on Facebook and said that not all taxi drivers are bad.

The taxi driver has been hailed as a hero for his cations and South Africans flooded the comments section of the post with positive messages. She posted the pictures and message on the Facebook group #ImStaying and the post soon went viral.

"Not all taxi drivers are bad, got a puncture, this guy took time out of his busy schedule to help me."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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