Restaurant manager hailed a hero after saving 8 year old's life!

Nelly Malinga – a Restaurant manager at a local Spur – has been awarded for her heroic efforts after saving an 8 year old’s life!


Nelly Malinga was working her shift at the Lone Wolf Spur in Randpark Ridge when a customer started panicking after realising that her 8 year old son couldn’t breath.

Between the chaos and confusion, the incredible South African remained composed, kept everyone else calm and administered lifesaving techniques to the 8 year old.

The mother wrote a heartfelt letter, which has started to go viral, to thank Malinga for saving her son.

“She calmed the situation and administered CPR on him after my trying mouth to mouth would not work. He started breathing again and two gentlemen I believe were doctors and patrons at the restaurant also came to assist when they saw what was happening.

Nelly saved my son’s life and at the same time managed to keep everyone including some onlookers calm. She remained calm, professional and advised us to take him to ER at Wilgehuiwel hospital even after he started breathing on his own.”

The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa heard about Nelly’s story and immediately contacted the Lone Wolf Spur Steak Ranch to award her with their “Resus Hero Award for 2018”.

The Resuscitation Council is a not-for-profit organisation comprised of registered instructors, other individuals and organisations with an active interest in resuscitation. They offer the prestigious award to one South African every year, who embodies why CPR is so important!

“Nelly Malinga from Lone Wolf Spur Steak Ranch has been awarded our Resus Hero Award 2018 for her amazing efforts in a successful Resuscitation.

Nelly you truly embody why CPR is so important, you are a true hero!”

Restaurant manager wins award after saving an 8 year old's life!

Sources: Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *