- Jobseeker Samuel Down Sydes was unfortunately conned out of R1 500 and robbed of his laptop
- Heading to the nearest police station, the young man's faith in humanity was restored thanks to Officer Maria Ledwaba
- Officer Ledwaba not only bought Samuel lunch but also helped him get home, according to Samuel's #ImStaying post
Samuel Down Sydes proved that there are still some great people out there with a sweet story he shared. Unfortunately, Samuel was conned as he attended an "interview". Unknowingly, he took R1 500 with him for the uniform he was supposed to receive.
Samuel was robbed of all his money and his laptop upon arrival at the interview. He made his way to the police station where he was informed that this type of scam has been happening for years now.
A policewoman by the name of Maria Ledwaba felt for Samuel. She drove him to the taxi rank and also bought him lunch.
Read the conclusion of Samuel's post shared to Facebook's #ImStaying group below:
"Lucky the policewoman was also Pedi from Limpopo. Her name is Maria Ledwaba. She took the police van and drove me to the taxi rank, bought me lunch and paid for the taxi back to where I'm staying. I wish I could thank her with something but all I can say is #I'mStaying because of her."
Samuel's post was met with tons of positivity from proud South Africans. Read some of their comments below:
Nomthandazo Maria wrote:
"So sorry for the bad news but we really thank God for the policewoman who helped you, may she be blessed."
Casey Gallagher Paul said:
"That is such a terrible thing that happened to you. I’m sorry you had to go through that. I hope you will be blessed with the perfect job soon."
Carina Jordaan commented:
"That is horrible, taking advantage of people who just want to do the right thing. Hope you find a job."
Brenda Joyce Carter Pentelbury added:
"I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible experience, why can't people just be truthful and honest. I hope you find your way soon. Thanks for staying."
In other news about good Samaritans, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a South African cop who drove a long distance to return a woman's lost wallet. Marizél Le Roux took to Facebook's ImStaying to share a touching post about a cop called Officer Eugene, who is determined to make a difference in his community.
According to the post, officer Eugene drove a long distance to deliver her wallet, which she had lost.
"On Saturday I lost my wallet with all my personal documents and cards. I forgot my wallet on my car while strapping in my girls. Needless to say, I drove off. Today I received a call from Officer Eugene. He said that an amazing lady found my wallet on the side of a freeway road and handed it in at her nearest traffic office.
"Officer Eugene then drove over 180km all together to PERSONALLY hand me my wallet. This is true evidence that we have hard-working and amazing officers in this country. Thank you to the lady, Irene (I have her details to personally thank her) and Officer Eugene."
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