By Lesego Mohlamme
Members of the South African National Defence Force deployed in Boipatong (Sedibeng) managed to rescue a mother and her five month old baby trapped in a car on fire.
While preparing for patrols in cooperation with the SAPS on Tuesday, June 2, the SANDF members spotted a burning car approaching, the vehicle (VW Golf) travel past them and stopped after crashing on the tree.
“Lieutenant Ivan Martin (Platoon Commander of Alpha Company) instructed SANDF members to open doors of the vehicle and evacuate a family of three including a five months old baby who sustained burned injuries.”
The army’s Corporal Maseko, Private Poolo, Private Kgomo and Private Sigwavhulimu bravely acted rescuing the family.
“All rescued family members were taken to Boipatong Hospital by the military Ambulance. SANDF members extinguished the blaze from a burning car with sand,” said the department.
The driver (38) escaped with minor injuries as he jumped out of his seat while the vehicle was in motion.
The Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke applauded the members in uniform for their great work in saving lives of citizens.