Zikhaya Sithole’s scars go deeper than those visible on his face and limbs. His eyes are sensitive and his hands don’t function properly, so he can no longer work as a welder. But when he plunged into a burning shack to try to save two young children, his own safety and livelihood were far from his mind.
When the shack in Orange Farm went up in flames, the community knew it was up to them to save the children. They knew that the fire truck would not arrive on time.