Jessica Mathabatha was on her way to meet up with her morning running club when her tyre shredded, she stopped at a garage and the attendants helped her change the damaged tyre.


Johannesburg, South Africa – Just before 5 am this morning, Jessica Mathabatha left home to go on her daily morning jog. En-route to meet up with her team, she hit the kerb and her tyre shredded.

Driving slowly, she was able to pull over at a local garage. By the time she got there, she was driving on the rim of her tyre. Three very helpful petrol attendants rushed over to assist her in changing the damaged tyre.

Jessica shared her experience on the ‘HOMEward Bound (or Hoping)‘ Facebook group. The group was set up to assist South Africans who are looking to relocate back to South Africa. Aside from good advice, the group shares happy and hopeful stories to show that SA isn’t all bad like mainstream media likes to make it appear.

“This morning whilst on route to join my running team for a morning jog. I hit a kerb and ended up with a flat tyre. As it was around 4h45 in the morning I didn’t stop.

I gently drove to the nearest petrol station. By the time I got to the petrol station, I was down to the tyre rim.
As soon as the guys at the petrol station saw my plight, they rushed to the car to offer a hand.

They asked for the spare tyre and got on with the job.

I am so full of gratitude for these guys at Sasol garage North Reef road, Sunnyrock. We have a lot of fantastic people in our country. Their act this morning was a display of the spirit of Ubuntu. I am so proud to be South African.”

Sources: Facebook
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