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Hero pastor gets bitten by snake as he saves brothers from drowning in the Vaal River

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Robin Janse van Rensburg is being hailed a hero after rescuing two brothers from drowning. (PHOTO: Supplied)
Robin Janse van Rensburg is being hailed a hero after rescuing two brothers from drowning. (PHOTO: Supplied)

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon when Vanderbijlpark pastor Robin Janse van Rensburg treated his wife, Clarissa, to a romantic picnic on the banks of the Vaal River in Parys, in the Free State.  

Their picnic was interrupted by screaming, Clarissa recalls.

"We were only sitting for a short while when we heard the screams. It wasn't a scream for help, it was just continuous and distressed screams," Clarissa says.

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