Kid goes viral for picking up trash that EFF members keep throwing on the ground.

A young man is going viral after continuously picking up trash that EFF members keep throwing on the ground.


Free State, South Africa (4 March 2019) – It is not known who the young man is but the video has been viewed over 300 000 times in just 4 hours and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down!

Ruan Bentley posted the video after seeing the young man continuously collecting trash and throwing it into the bin, despite the fact that EFF members keep taking the same rubbish and throwing it back on the ground.

Update: Eckhard Binding – the trash kid – starts incredible initiative to unite South Africa!

The video created some outrage at the EFF members but thee commentary was swayed to the young man who had picked up the rubbish. Thousands of South Africans took to social media to try find out who the hero might be.

Wade Ross said: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter… we need to find whoever this kid is and thank him for standing against such hatred with so much confidence. He makes me more proudly South African that I have ever felt!”

ULèthu Othånd’uMpilo Mhlungu added: “This is so wrong… imagine if whites were doing this to a black person??? I am black and I find this totally wrong.”

Nicholas van Schalkwyk posted: “Admiration too this guy, to show calmness in an intense situation. Round of applause.”

Sithembiso Mbuyazi commented: “I love this kid that’s Ubuntu to correct the incorrect.”

Lynette Champanis shared: “Well done young man! You are what we need!!”

The young man was quickly identified as Eckhard Binding and some Social Media users who saw the story offered to donate money and even pay for his studies, as a thank you for his brave and heroic efforts.

Ryan Flanagan commented: “Find me that lad and l will give him R5000.”

Marius Jackson replied: “Ryan Flanagan I will match your R5000.”

Sakkie Maartens posted: “Great gesture by all. Make him even more famous by showing your gifts to him. Look and Learn EFF. Every For Free? No way bend you back and see what just happened. 2 sponsors donating a cool R 5000 each that makes it R 10 000. Mooi man”

Osman Ebrahim added: “Eckhard Binding get in touch with me… Il provide you with a bursary to study in any field you want.”

Algot Nyman posted: “Eckhard Binding I top you another R5000.”

Deenisha Raghubar said: “Eckhard Binding another blessing you have is making your parents proud. Well done! Humble… I salute you. You have my vote in the future!”

Lu-Anne Dodgen said: “I am absolutely amazed at the responses. Eckhard Binding well done. It is true, we need more young men like you. Thank you for taking the stand that you did. We are proud of you!”

Watch the video below and please share this to celebrate the South Africa hero!

Posted by Ruan Bentley on Monday, 4 March 2019

Sources: Facebook | Eckhard Binding | Trash Kid
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  1. Good evening everyone Eckhard Binding wil be posting the gofundme details tomorrow through the day he is currently overwhelmed by the amount of messages that he has received and is focusing on he’s studies as well apologies from his side if he takes a bit long to reply to all the messages.

    He would also like one and all to know that the funds generated wil go towards the #StartTalkingSa project that he wil be launching in the next couple of days which is to create mini schools that help motivate learners to better themselves in their home language and learning additional languages.

  2. So important to take care of our environment and beautiful country! Stop littering! It’s disgusting and costs SA huge income from tourism. No matter what colour you are, give your effort to the cause. Thank you to the very special young man!!!

  3. You think littering is what is destroying the tourism in South Africa lol? Try the unprosecuted killing of white farmers. Everyone there can suffer until they get their heads out of their asses.

    1. What about the unprosecuted killing of thousands of other South Africans, which constitute a far higher percentage of the total murder rate lol? Or is only the tiny percentage of white farmers that count?

  4. Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Big up to him for doing something that is the right thing to do. For the rest of the students , laughing wont change our country, but stepping in and doing the right thing will change this country to fit with all the wonderful people we have . I know you guys alll care and if your granny or ouma or gogo was there you would all have been picking up at the first word from them. Wanna change the world? This is the way to do it.

  5. EEF is obviously an organization full of losers. I am against what ever they support abd support whom ever opposes them.

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