People applaud man who saved family from their sinking vehicle

People applaud man who saved family from their sinking vehicle

- A South African firefighter is receiving thanks all-round after he rescued a family of three from their sinking car

- Prince Zwide Masuku shared his heroic act on Facebook recently and South Africans are showering him with applause

- Prince was unable to exchange details with the family after the traumatic incident but is just happy to have rescued them

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A local firefighter is being praised on social media after he rescued a family from their sinking car. Prince Zwide Masuku posted an image of the family he rescued with an accompanying story of how he saved them.

According to Prince, he had just finished his night shift at work when he saw the car sinking in a dam. Many had their cellphones out and were pointing at the car but doing nothing to help. Prince made his way into the dam and pulled the mother and her two kids out of the car.

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He bandaged the little boy's head as he had a minor injury. Unfortunately, he did not exchange details with the family but he was happy to have helped. Prince's story has gained a lot of traction on Facebook as many people cannot stop thanking him.

Mzansi applauds man who saved family
This South African firefighter rescued a family of 3 as their car was sinking in a dam. Source: Prince Zwide Masuku / Facebook
Source: UGC

Take a look at Prince's full post below: took to the comments section to see what people were saying.

Augustin Hlahla said:

"Not all heroes wear capes. You deserve a Bell's, brother. It's a really sad society we live in... Where taking videos and pics takes priority over everything. We can only thank God you were passing by."

Elijah Shongwe commented:


Edith Bezuidenhout wrote:

"You were meant to pass there and save those three lives. Stay blessed."

Thami Wongo added:

"Touched. God bless you abundantly. We need men like you."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that 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. The heroic security guard did not stick around for applause after his successful rescue.

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