South African woken to the sound of someone in her house, saved with a push of a button!

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All it took to save a South African, after an attempted break-in, was a push of a button from a FREE life saving App!


It’s every South African’s worst nightmare… to be woken up in the middle of the night to sounds of someone in your house. Fortunately Lee Woolf had downloaded the Namola App which not only comforted her, but also saved her life.

“Not a stranger to the crime epidemic in South Africa, in fact, last night’s attempted break in would make it the 11th if not more incidents I can roughly account for, having now been a victim to a variety of criminal offenses in all there forms over the years.

I have to say, for the first time ever, a sense of reassured calm shouldered my silent shuddering last night, as I leaned against the door, latched firmly onto the handle with my left hand, pressing the Namola safety APP with my right, all at the same time.” 

Woolf, a broadcasting content producer had first downloaded the App almost a year ago after interviewing former PrimeMedia Head of News, Current Affairs and Communications, Crime line and Lead SA advocate Yusuf Abramjee who founded this local crime fighter to assist the scourge within our communities.

But she had never thought that she would actually need it.

“I am most definitely not being endorsed to punt this, and in fact, simply jumped on the initiative by downloading the APP after my interview with Yusuf Abramjee.

So very simply, would like to say thank you to the few out there making such a huge difference – you became my personal heroes last night.”

Namola is the quickest way to request emergency assistance. By using your phone’s GPS location they are able to tell nearby responders who you are and where you are. When you request assistance through the Namola app, the Namola team immediately sends your request to local law enforcement and participating safety initiatives in your community so they can come to your aid as quickly as possible.

“We believe that a safe South Africa is only possible when communities and law enforcement work together. Our users are the eyes and ears of the community, and our Namola Watch Responders Network the safety net. The more people are involved across the country, the fewer criminals can hide. And the better we can help law enforcement do their job and hold them accountable.”

Download Namola for FREE on Apple and Android here or for more information about the App, click here.

Sources: Lee Woolf Facebook | Namola 
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