“I’m just glad we were able to help the lady‚ it’s never good to see someone crying.”
Those are the words of Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) public safety officer Abongile Mavela who‚ along with law enforcement colleague Ridwaan Nero‚ helped put a brazen mugger behind bars.
The pair were rewarded for their courage and bravery after coming to the rescue of a traumatised Irish tourist whose gold necklace worth R10‚000 was snatched off her neck in the city’s CBD earlier in March.
They found the woman lying on the ground and gave chase. Despite the mugger’s best efforts to ditch the 18-carat gold chain‚ it was retrieved and returned to its owner.
“It was definitely a team effort and is because of the long relationship established over the years between us as law enforcement and the CCID’s Public Safety officers. We work well together and a have a passion for what we do‚” said Nero.