Mzansi applauds man who saved family: "Not all heroes wear a cape"

Mzansi applauds man who saved family: "Not all heroes wear a cape"

- A South African firefighter is receiving thanks all-round after he rescued a family of three from their sinking car

- Prince Zwide Masuku shared his heroic act to Facebook recently and South Africans are showering him with applause

- Prince was unable to exchange details with the family after the traumatic incident but is just happy to have rescued them

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A local firefighter is being praised on social media after he rescued a family from their sinking car. Prince Zwide Masuku posted an image of the family he rescued with an accompanying story of how he saved them.

According to Prince, he had just finished his night shift at work when he saw the car sinking in a dam. Many had their cellphones out and were pointing at the car but doing nothing to help. Prince made his way into the dam and pulled the mother and her two kids out of the car.

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He bandaged the little boy's head as he had a minor injury. Unfortunately, he did not exchange details with the family but he was happy to have helped. Prince's story gained a lot of traction on Facebook as many people can't stop thanking him.

Mzansi applauds man who saved family

This South African firefighter rescued a family of 3 as their car was sinking in a dam. Source: Prince Zwide Masuku / Facebook
Source: Facebook

Take a look at Prince's full post below:

Briefly.co.za took to the comments section to see what people are saying.

Augustin Hlahla said:

"Not all heroes wear capes. You deserve a Bell's, brother. It's a really sad society we live in... Where taking videos and pics takes priority over everything. We can only thank God you were passing by."

Elijah Shongwe commented:

"GOD WILL BLESS YOU - THANK YOU SIR!!!"

Edith Bezuidenhout wrote:

"You were meant to pass there and save those three lives. Stay blessed."

Thami Wongo added:

"Touched. God bless you abundantly. We need men like you..."

In other news about heroic South Africans, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who risked his life to save kids from a burning shack. Zikhaya Sithole has truly earned himself the title of a hero. A few weeks ago the Orange Farm man braved a raging shack fire in an attempt to save the lives of two young children.

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While making his way home from a local tuckshop, he heard a mother's desperate cry for help. Her two little ones were trapped inside a burning shack minutes away from collapsing. Not sparing a second, Zikhaya sprung into action.

He rushed inside the shack and was able to save one of the little ones, unfortunately not having enough time to reach a one-year-old baby whose life was claimed by the deadly flames. Zikhaya's bravery did not come without a price to pay, having experienced severe burns that have resulted in scars that will stay with him forever.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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