- A security guard is being called a hero on social media after he rescued a four-year-old from a pool in the complex he works at
- Joshua Ramathemela did not bat an eye when he heard children screaming as he ran and jumped into the pool fully-clothed to rescue the child
- South African social media users have dubbed the young man a local hero for his selfless act
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A security guard is being inundated with thank you messages on social media after he rescued a four-year-old from drowning. Joshua Ramathemela did not think twice about jumping fully-clothed into the swimming pool at a complex to rescue the child.
According to a post shared on the #ImStaying group by Fatima Gani, Joshua ran "like the wind" when he heard kids screaming at the pool. The heroic security guard did not stick around for applause after his successful rescue.
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He rather returned to his work station where he got a pair of shorts and continued with his duties for the day. Fatima added that there was no parental supervision at the pool where the children were.
Take a look at Fatima's original post below:
Legit.ng took to the #ImStaying comments section to see what some Saffa Facebook users had to say to Joshua.
Mignonne van Heerden said:
Sheila Gengan wrote:
"Well done. God bless you and your family always."
Dianne Hyman commented:
"The world would be a better place with more Joshuas."
Jane Hopkins added:
"People like you are the future of SA. Thank you."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian policewoman, Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji, became one of the two runners-up for the much-respected United Nations (UN) Police Officer of the Year for 2020.
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She was among the 1,300 UN policewomen who were drafted for peacekeeping missions. Out of those, only 21 were nominated for the award.
The winner of the award was Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, an officer who is serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
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