- The South African Police Service (SAPS) received a complaint of housebreaking on Sunday evening and officers rushed to the scene
- Upon arrival, the cops realised that a crime was not being committed, but a woman was distressed and going into labour
- Fortunately, the officers saved the day, with Constable Mafunwaini and her colleagues able to assist with the delivery of a baby boy
Police officers offer a lot to their communities, but a few bad apples have resulted in negative public sentiment.
A feel-good story has circulated via Twitter that may make a small contribution towards changing those perceptions.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) shared a tweet via their Twitter handle on Thursday and it revealed how officers went beyond the call of duty.
The cops rushed to the scene in Meadowlands on Sunday evening following a complaint of housebreaking.
When they arrived, they soon realised that the home wasn't being broken into and the "disturbance" was the result of a woman going into labour.
Constable Mafunwaini and her colleagues showed their compassion and stayed on to support the mother-to-be.
Through their assistance, she was able to deliver a healthy baby boy.
The tweet can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za gathered the news impressed tweeps, but some couldn't resist sharing a cheeky comment.
More2c Pat (@PatMere1) said,
"Being a Police officer is not easy I see but well don't to our beloved safe keepers."
D.S (@deltasierra18) offered a lovely pun:
"Well done to SAPS for actually delivering."
Motswana 1 NW (@Tautona99) asked,
"Did they ask for a cold drink afterwards?"
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