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Man thanked for bravely saving woman after smash-and-grab on highway


- A woman was panic-stricken after she became the victim of a s*mash-and-g*rab b*urglary close to the Krugersdorp highway.

- A taxi driver passed by, saw the criminals fleeing the scene and stopped to assist the young lady.


- He offered his phone to contact for assistance and stayed by her side, resulting in thousands praising him via social media.

A young woman was driving in close proximity to the Krugersdorp highway when she became the victim of a s*mash-and-g*rab b*urglary. The two criminals fled the scene and a taxi driver, by the name of Richard Kwena, witnessed the incident. Kwena immediately stopped his vehicle and offered to assist the damsel in distress.

He offered her his phone to contact for assistance and stayed by her side until help arrived. The woman and her family were so grateful that her sister took to Facebook to share the news via social media. Marianke Saayman shared the story and even promoted Kwena’s transport business in the same breath.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the post touched many a South African as thousands liked the news. It even attracted a whopping 1 400 comments as people heaped praise on the Good Samaritan. Henk Van Staden said, “That's how I know all blacks, treat them the way you want to be and they'll move the world for you.” Elizabeth Camp added, “Thank you for being a hero and a viable member of society.” Vivien Knox said, “Thank you Richard. Such fantastic news.


Deserve a medal!” Paula Bean commented, “Thank you Richard. I have put your number on my phone. I was helped out by a taxi driver and so regret not taking his name and number.” Kwena acknowledged the positive comments as he said, “I appreciate a lot neh.”


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