Firefighter

Thabiso Moruti is an incredible South African hero, who faced danger & risked his own life to save others.

In the morning of 24 August 2015, a fire broke out at a girls’ hostel at the North West Secondary school for the Deaf. The terrible incident took the lives of three young women and injured 23 others who are recovering in hospital.

Thabiso is a student at the school & woke up in the early hours of the morning, saw the fire & without thinking twice ran to the scene to assist anyone in need.

David Scott Geoghegan heard about Thabiso’s story & posted it to social media in the hopes that others would hear about it too.

“Thanks to the selflessness of this young man who woke up, put on some pants and ran shirtless to the burning hostel to save other children’s lives, risking his own life in the process.”

Thabiso didn’t think about what could happen to him as he ran inside the hostel that was in flames, his only thought was to save everyone in there. He hadn’t been in that hostel either but meticulously searched every room to rescue as many people as he could.

“He found 14 girls, trapped in some of the hostel rooms and led them to safety, carrying those who were weak from smoke inhalation.”

None of the children could see because of the smoke resulting from the flames and they struggled to find the exit doors, but this did not stop Thabiso from going in and out of a burning house to ensure that everyone was out, risking his own life in the process.

“It is unfortunate that the incident has been all over the media this week, but no one mentioned the altruism of this young man who has done what many of us have never done, would never have done and are unlikely to ever do: risking own lives to save other people.”

“Thabiso, if you happen to read this any time, know that you are a hero not only to the girls whose lives you saved, but to millions of people worldwide.

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Brent Lindeque is the founder and man 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.

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