Video goes viral of South Africans forming a human chain during the flood

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A video is going viral, of a group of South Africans forming a human chain to help each other during the Joburg floods yesterday.


The video was originally posted by Leon Kruyshaar and shows a group of South Africans standing together to help each other during the Joburg floods yesterday.

The crowd can be seen forming a human chain in the midst of the rapids, to assist people out of their cars and get them to safety!

“When I see video clips like this I know we as a nation can stand as one !!! Proud to be South African!!!” – Kruyshaar

The video has been seen thousands of times and shared around social media, and commentators have expressed their admiration by the way the South Africans are standing together and helping each other out.

Mpesh Panduva wrote: “Goosebumps…together we can save the nation…United we stand…”

Debbie Wilson added: “So proud of our nation. We will never be divided again…..”

Virgilia Maia Van Greunen commented: “So beautiful and heart warming to see what we have in this country”

Ntema Greative Cated Ntema stated: “and united we shall stand!!!”

Watch the full clip below:

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    November 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This is an awesome sight-well done -u all should get an award for the rescue.

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    November 11, 2016 at 6:12 am

    United we stand, I am proud South African….

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      November 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Here is no unity ! United we shall meet when we all in hell yes.

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    November 11, 2016 at 7:13 am

    So proud

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    Papama Dube

    November 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Rainbow nation!!

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    Alida Schlodder

    November 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    We have a beautiful nation. We will get through these rough times. We can be a powerfull force and country if we all stand as one. I am so proud of each one of you who stood together to help each other in an hour of need.

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    November 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I like that sprit of ubunt

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    November 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you SA; let’s stand together as one

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    Faith Page

    November 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Woow! what a beautiful picture – breathtaking! Great gesture of love and care for each other!

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    mqondisi phillax

    November 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    no one is born hating wow SOUTH AFRICANS harmony

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    Maverick Tau Mohlakane

    November 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Awesome video, as long as we have each other’s backs we fear nothing.

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    Juanita Loots

    November 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    God will not forsaken those who stand together. Well done guys. You make our country proud

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    November 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    proud south african

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