Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has proven once again that he possesses a heart of gold. Recently he shared a story of a woman who was left stranded on the side of the road in Johannesburg. The Idols SA judge offered help to the woman and his fans applauded his good deed.
The reality TV star and chef shared this heartwarming story on his Instagram where he also schooled his followers about the art of giving. At first the woman could not recognize the star however the screenshot he shared of a conversation on WhatsApp he had with her, she was in a state.
On his way to gym he came across a woman who’s name is Melissa, who was stranded on a busy road on William Nicol. Her phone’s battery was dead and could not contact her husband. That’s when the Idols judge came to her rescue. Cars were passing her by offering no help whatsoever, but he took a U-Turn and asked her if she needed any help.
“I know we live in a world full of anger, rage and danger…We don’t trust anything even if it looks innocent. Sometimes, if not most times we see people in need of help by the roadside and we wonder if we should help or not…and I find myself worrying if they’re gonna be Okay, especially if its a woman.
“In this case this woman was stuck in the middle of a busy road on Wiliam Nicol and cars were just passing by so I made a u-turn and went to ask her if she has received any assistance. Her battery had died, she said. I was wearing my cap and mask and sunglasses. So she had no idea who I was.
“I was in my way to gym so I didn’t mind waiting with her and skip gym. Eventually her husband called to say he is 5 minutes away…so she said I can leave so I gave her my numbers just incase she needs help coz I’m just across the road. So I think she realized after I had left who I was when she saw my dp on my WhatsApp I guess. Moral of the story….making this world a better place one person at a time….its not that bad!” he shared.
His act of Ubuntu received a ‘standing ovation’ and he also tried to teach people that the word is not so bad after all. Despite the dangers we come across every single day, there are some good people left who need help.