Cedar Square Good Samaritan: 'I'm not a hero'

2016-05-16 14:36
Obakeng Seutane (File, Facebook)

Obakeng Seutane (File, Facebook)

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Johannesburg - College student Obakeng Seutane has shrugged off the title of hero after saving the life of a woman was having a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting - rushing her to hospital as her condition deteriorated. 

The tale, recounted in a post on Facebook by Nicole Morgan, had by Monday morning gained more than 8 500 shares on her personal page. 

She credits the 20-year-old student, who is studying sports management, with saving her life. 

News24 tracked down Seutane, who said that he had done what any person would have.

He said that his call to action had come after he had seen a stricken Morgan lying on the corridor of Cedar Square Mall as he walked to gym.

"It was just an ordinary Saturday for me and I was on my way to gym… I was walking with my earphones in and I walked past a lady sitting on the floor and I saw how upset her son was," he said.

"I had stopped walking and I even stopped replying to a message on my phone. People were around her and they were shaking her and I watched this… the young boy’s face told me everything I needed to know," Seutane said.

He said that it was then that he moved between the crowd.

"She told me that she couldn’t breathe and that she’d been stung by a bee. I put her arms about her head and lay her out. Her eyes rolled back and her body started shaking, and that is when I decided to put her in my car and take her to hospital. Another man and I carried her over to my car in the back seat," he said.

"I knew we really had to get this woman to hospital."

Seutane said that he reassured the woman’s 6-year-old son before he rushed to the emergency centre.

"I told her son that I needed to drive quite quickly. I drove there quite insanely."

"I am not a hero. I consider myself a normal person who did what any normal person would have done," he said.  

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