- South Africans are praising a young car guard who was photographed directing traffic in the midst of heavy rain in Johannesburg
- According to a social media post, the car guard's role was supposed to be performed by Jozi Metro Police officers but they were nowhere to be seen
- Mzansi networkers are now praising the young lad for his dedication to the community’s safety and some are calling them superheroes
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A local social media user has gone online to praise citizens who direct traffic when the robots go down. According to Sentletese, one industrious guy was seen working hard in the middle of rainy weather.
The Twitter account holder says this happened in Johannesburg and members of the Jozi Metro Police were nowhere to be seen.
Some social networkers are of the view that JMPD officers are not setting the interest and safety of the community as priorities. Sentletse wrote on social media:
“These gents are still hard at work in pouring rain yet JMPD threatens them with arrest. Not a single JMPD officer directing traffic anywhere.”
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The post reads:
“You'll never see this in Cape Town. For 11 years I’ve been here, I bet you'll never see this. Robots are always working.”
“They should get training and subsequently hired to direct traffic because honestly, they are the only ones who care and are willing to get wet in the rain.”
“Most are drug addicts and they will do anything to feed the craving. Sengbuza nje wena, would you control traffic in a 70% rain for like an hour?”
“Hope you all are tipping these superheroes.”
“These guys have made a huge difference in my location. I’ve never seen the metro police or the Outsurance at any of the big intersections I drive through during loadshedding. These guys are always there and thanks to them, traffic moves smoothly.”
“JMPD, useless that one... drive on Elias Motswaledi Road in the morning and see lawlessness being displayed by motorists while they're nowhere to be seen. Only in this country are people are allowed to drive in the oncoming direction.”
From car guard to MBA graduate: The inspirational story of Patrice Niyonteze
In another influential story, Briefly News posted that Rwandan national Patrice Niyonteze fled civil war in his home country for South African shores to save his life and build a better life for himself.
He worked as a car guard for over 17 years to achieve his goal of acquiring his Master's degree in Business Administration. Now 17 years on, he has bagged his MBA and is planning to open his dream restaurant.
The 180-degree turnaround in his life, however, did not come without challenges though.
Working as a car guard meant 5am starts daily to make a decent living and pay for his MBA obtained through MANCOSA. He would work during the day and at night hit the books.
Source: Briefly News