- A Durban Metro police officer has received love and appreciation from all over the country
- Ashley Diedricks delivered a baby after a woman went into labour on a pavement in the CBD
- The officer has made waves all over Mzansi for his heroic act of bringing a new life into the world
A Durban-based Metro Police officer is being praised all over social media for his selfless and heroic act. Ashley Deidricks managed to deliver a baby on a pavement in the Durban CBD.
Diedricks had reportedly been performing work duties when a colleague called him to assist a woman in labour. Diedricks used to work in the fire department and this was not the first time he had to bring a new life into the world.
According to eThekwini Metro Police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, Diedricks had worked as a paramedic in the fire department so he had prior experience with delivering babies. Nevertheless, his act is truly something to make anyone proud of being South African.
Berea Mail reported that the incident occurred on Tuesday, 16 February. Both the mother and her new baby were stabilised before the ambulance arrived on the scene. Sewpersad added that the mother had been walking on the street when she started experiencing labour pains and contractions.
She then went into labour on the pavement, according to IOL. Applause erupted as the new mother and baby were transported to the ambulance. Take a look at the video below:
In other news about heroic South Africans, Briefly.co.za recently reported on BI Phakathi paying student's outstanding university fees. The student, who goes by the Twitter handle @Mokirithabo (real name is Thabo Mokiri), asked for help to pay his fees so he could get his degree, but couldn't get work to pay the fees without it.
"I WOULD LIKE TO ASK 4 DONATION TO HELP ME PAY OUTSTANDING FEES.
"I have completed my degree at UL not am struggling to get employment bcos they can’t give me my certificate due to outstanding fees."
Phakathi retweeted the student's message and attached proof of payment, being careful to hide his identity. He paid Thabo's outstanding R6 960 and told him to go and collect his degree.
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