Security Guard stays long after shift to protect man’s car with window open

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Bennedict Mokgaudi, a security guard in the City of Tshwane, became an unlikely hero when he spent his afternoon sitting next to a bakkie with an open window.

Bennedict Mokgaudi is a security guard working for the City of Tshwane. He works outside the Munitoria Building, keeping an eye on the place, the people that come and go and making sure everyone is safe and protected.

He noticed a bakkie parked outside the building with its window down and went over to inspect it. Inside he saw an ID book, passport, laptop, cash and a number of very important documents. The car was an easy target.

Bennedict kept an eye on it during his shift but then his shift ended. He knew if he left, the car might get broken into so instead of leaving and carrying on with his life as usual. He sat down next to the open window and waited for the owner to come back.

“Yesterday I left the passenger window of the bakkie open when I parked at the Munitoria Building. When I got back 6 hours later, Bennedict was sitting next to the bakkie. In the bakkie was my ID book and passport, laptop, car registration papers, wallet with cash and bank-cards. Just where I left it.

Bennedict said that he was already off-shift, but he could not leave my bakkie and belongings unprotected, so he waited for me to return.

Thanks, Bennedict. They should make you Chief of the Metro Police.”

Bennedict proved that a simple act of kindness, thoughtfulness and patience, could inspire one man and then a country.

Sources: IDestiny
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