Goodmass heroically saved life

A group of 28 builders are going viral for heroically saving a man from being hijacked in his driveway.


Johannesburg, South Africa – The group of 28 builders are going viral for heroically saving a man from being hijacked in his driveway and the post on Facebook about the story has been shared nearly 100 000 times since it was posted.

The South African Police Service has released the crime statistics for 2017, showing which crimes have increased – and decreased – in the past year.

The crime stats cover 21 crime categories: 17 crime categories are reported by the public, while four others are as a result of police activity – in effect, the 17 categories should decrease, and four categories should increase to show effective policing, police minister Fikile Mbalula said.

As many as 2,129,001 serious crimes were recorded in 2017, a slight increase (0.12%) from the 2015/16 number of 2,126,552.

But these 28 men working on a ‘CT Building Contractors’ building site stopped one crime and took on criminals attempting to hijack Dino Salgado.

“There were construction workers building houses next to us at the time and when they saw an armed man getting out the Golf R they proceeded to throw half-bricks and huge rocks at the car, screaming “get out of here Totsi’s!'” – Dino Salgado

The gunman started opening fire on the builders who refused to run and heroically continued to throw rocks until the criminals fled — the criminals left with a broken windscreen and side mirrors.

“I would just like to thank the 28 workers who launched that endless volley of debris at the hikackers so that I had enough time to speed into my garage and close it.🙂 

Nice to see South Africans united against crime, you guys are champions!” – Dino Salgado

The builders can be proud of their actions, and Facebook has been sure to comment on just how heroic they were!

Sources: Africa Factsheet | South African Police Service | Facebook
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  1. Good news is what we need, it is always the bad stuff that makes such noise! Well done to the 28 builders, respect!!!

  2. It’s about time South Africans stand united against these criminals.
    God bless these brave men. Hope others will follow their example.

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