- A young man has gone viral on Mzansi social media for all the right reasons over the weekend
- Jona Julies risked his own safety to take down a thug after he stole a lady's bag with all her money inside
- South Africans applauded the heroic young man for not hesitating to help a woman in need
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Too often we hear stories about South Africans turning a blind eye when other people fall victims to crime.
However, one selfless man courageously took down a thief - literally. Jona Julies chased and tackled a thug moments after he stole a helpless woman's bag.
According to the post, which was shared by Sam Wagenaar online, the bag contained the lady's money, which she withdrew only moments before the incident.
The post, which was originally shared in Afrikaans, read:
"This young man, Jona Julies, work at the George Law Enforcement. He is a client at Marilyn's Driving School. A thief stole a lady's bag with money she just withdrew and he ran away.
"Jona heard the woman's screams and came running into our offices. He quickly caught up with the fleeing thief, who was already about 50 metres away, and tackled him. I salute this young man for his swift actions. Bravo."
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Take a look at the original post below:
Julies' story was shared on the #ImStaying group as well and South Africans applauded the young man.
Edith Bezuidenhout commented:
"Well done young man for taking it upon yourself to recover the ladies bag."
Roshan Cassim added:
"Good example for others. You are brave."
Elaine Fortuin Arries said:
"Bravo, you are a real hero."
Ivy Sorour wrote:
"You are my hero. Thank you."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a similar incident. A policewoman stationed at Sandringham SAPS in Alexandra, Johannesburg, has been hailed a hero after chasing down thugs in her private car recently.
Nkele Mbatha was remarkably off-duty when the incident occurred and according to the Facebook page Police Pics and Clips, she was driving home after her shift when she noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle being driven recklessly.
When she drove closer to ask the car's occupants why they were driving recklessly, they took off. Nkele immediately gave chase, forcing the car's driver to crash into a side barrier. The suspects fled on foot and police recovered stolen items as well as housebreaking tools.
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