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HERO: Xhanekwe

A nine-year- old boy survived drowning on Monday afternoon after a mini bus conductor bravely jumped into the water to save him.

Kganetso Xhanekwe who is a conductor at Maun Route 9 told The Voice that while on his daily route, he saw a boy struggling to swim and nearly drowning in Thamalakane River.

“I asked the driver to stop our bus, I did not have time to undress but managed to take off my shoes and socks before jumping into the flowing river,” said the 25 year old conductor.

Xhanekwe said that he managed to uplift the boy and swam to the river bank in an effort to save him.

He said that because of the heavy flows he failed to reach the bank after swimming close to 50 metres and a white man who was passing by jumped in to help after seeing that he was struggling to make it through.

Though he risked his life as he is not a seasoned swimmer Xhanekwe feels hard done by the boy’s parents who never paid him a visit to thank him for saving their boy’s life.

“I even asked for a Water Affairs vehicle which was parked at the scene to take the boy to the hospital while people were watching without offering any help,” said the concerned hero.

Meanwhile Acting Station Commander Assistant Superitandant Zhabi Hulela confirmed that indeed there was a report of a standard four boy from Moremi Primary School who nearly lost his life at the river.


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10 Responses to “BUS CONDUCTOR SAVES BOY FROM DROWNING”

  1. phomphoko 2012/11/18

    big up to xhanekwe blessed is the hand that offers help and gives modimo ota go okeletsa o dirile tiro e tona thata

  2. kgotla 2012/11/20

    Modimo a go segofatse Xhanekwe.Ke tiro e ntle eo

  3. kgotla 2012/11/20

    God lovs u Xhanekwe

  4. cheerful 2012/11/20

    “Though he risked his life as he is not a seasoned swimmer Xhanekwe feels hard done by the boy’s parents who never paid him a visit to thank him for saving their boy’s life.” Very very strange

    anyway put your chin up Kganetso – sure all those that are reading this article are thankful for what you did. You will be rewarded in one way dont let attitude of the boys parents get you down-keep going- sure when people board the bus they say there is the man who saved a boys life- you should be rewarded for what you did

  5. monkmakwati 2012/11/20

    Big up to you homeboy,u did a gr8 job and ke a go akgola tota. a modimo a go segofatse ka tse dintle mo botshelong homeboy.

  6. Mma Mphai 2012/11/21

    Big up to u Kganetso,a kgang ya gore batsadi ba ngwana yo o mo thusitseng yoo ga ba go leboga o e ntshe mo pelong..modimo o bone ene tuelo ya gago o tsile go e bona….batho ba go tshwana le wena mo ga rona ba a thokwa…kip it up……….

  7. cheerful 2012/11/21

    This is the kind of person one calls a HERO amongst others who do good in the community or risk their lives to save others. This is the kind of person who deserves an award

  8. cheerful 2012/11/21

    including
    ” a white man who was passing by jumped in to help after seeing that he was struggling to make it through. while OTHERS WATCHED WITHOUT OFFERING ANY HELP

  9. cheerful 2012/11/22

    Kganetso those who just watched and could not be bothered to assist – theycould learn a lesson or two from you!

  10. cheerful 2012/11/23

    Kganetso your local councillor and MP should be recommending you and the man who assisted you for an award!!

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