Cops save woman in labour: Female constable helps to deliver baby

- 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

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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.

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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.

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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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