OUTsurance pointsman gets a beautiful surprise from local resident!

A Joburg resident took it upon herself to honour an OUTsurance pointsman who had worked tirelessly to keep residents safe at a dangerous intersection in Bryanston.


Susan Krause posted a request to her community group to honour Sammy Moatshe, an OUTsurance pointsman who makes living in Bryanston so much easier.

“I wanted to publicly acknowledge him, and also introduce fellow commuters to Sammy, whom we encounter every day at a very dangerous intersection. As a community, there was an enormous response with many asking to donate to a Christmas fund for Sammy.”

Moatshe, affectionately known as the “whistling pointsman” by commuters in Bryanston, is a much loved and appreciated traffic points man stationed on the corner of Bryanston Drive & Cottesmore Rd.

“I have been witness to a few horrible accidents at that intersection when Sammy is not there. He really does do a fantastic & much needed job.”

Local residents all seem to have a special connection with the incredible South African, whether it’s on their daily commute to work or school, or to the hospital for one local commuter, with a sick baby.

“We all love and VALUE Sammy.”

A fantastic guy, doing his job wonderfully, with a big smile, a wave and of course, his infamous whistle! Beware if you are not concentrating as Moatshe’s intersection is a tricky one and he likes to keep everyone alert!

Krause started a collection with a target of R2000… and the donations started coming in quickly. After not seeing the pointsman for 3 days, she was worried that he had already gone on leave, or had been moved elsewhere.

“I contacted Traffic Free Flow, the fantastic organisation that manages the Points men and was told Sammy was off sick. I then explained what the Bryanston community was up to… their CEO, John Kelley was blown away!

I then received a call from Sammy’s supervisor and was invited to be a guest at their year-end meeting.”

Krause was privileged to stand up in front of a sea of lime green (180 pointsmen work in Johannesburg every single day) and tell her story. She then surprised Moatshe and handed over a R2045 bonus, in front of all his peers!

“There was a lot of jubilation, and tears from both Sammy and myself. Thank you “I Love Bryanston” FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Today we made someone happy.”

Check out the pics below:

Sources: Facebook | Susan Krause 
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