Former health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has been praised as a hero and lifesaver after musician Ntokozo Mahlangu well-known as Shade tweeted a story about how Motsoaledi assisted a bleeding passenger moments before the plane took off.
Mahlangu said he was travelling from Namibia to South Africa after performing at the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa Conference when he witnessed Motsoaledi assisting after the cabin crew seemed to have failed to help the bleeding man.
“It was totally amazing to watch him assist like that. Normally, we expect ministers to sort of fold their arms and get VIP treatment, but this was certainly not the case,” said Mahlangu.
“The cabin crew was all over the place and seemed like they couldn’t assist.”
“He [Motsoaledi] was running around like a little child. You know how windy airports can be. To watch him pick up blood-stained tissues that were blown by air was amazing – very selfless of him,” he added.
Mahlangu said he was too impressed by the selfless deed done by Motsoaledi.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.