Vuyo Mqotyana’s car battery died so he flagged someone down to help him… a man stopped and now Vuyo believes “racism is becoming a thing of the past in South Africa”!


Modimolle, Limpopo – Vuyo MakaAssah Mqotyana found himself stuck in the middle of nowhere with a dead battery. He and his son were both in the car at the time.

He told his son to sit tight and went to find someone who could help them. He tried to flag down a few people but all drove past until a man and his wife stopped to assist. The man didn’t have any jumper cables so he called a friend to come and help them out.

“Whaw, racism is becoming a history if not already… I must share it that my car battery died while parked in the middle of nowhere… I stopped some cars to jump me, this white gentleman stopped with his wife, had no jumpers but phoned his friend staying around where Iv been stuck.. he helped me.

When the friend arrived they got to work at restarting the dead battery. Vuyo’s son was starting to get hungry and asked him for food but they didn’t have any. The good samaritans did and quickly offered over some yoghurt for Vuyo’s son.

On top of that, as heard my son saying is hungry, he just gave him his yoghurt still sealed. It’s not my first time with such experience, other time I was driving state car, still, white guy went all out. I know it’s just help from other human being but due to racism we always notice, when repeatedly experiencing such… it makes me realize change to be shared.. especially in Modimolle”

Vuyo has hope for South Africa and really believes that racism is fast becoming history. We believe this too! While there are still people who walk that line, many have embraced Ubuntu and caring for each other. We see it more and more every single day.

Sources: Facebook
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