Enhle Mbali Maphumulo. Picture: Instagram.

Local actress Enhle Mbali has taken to social media to pay tribute to the woman who stopped to help her during an attempted hijacking in Johannesburg last week.

Taking to her Twitter account, Mbali shared a picture of a woman named Nicky, who she calls her "heroine". Mbali explained in memes how Nicky confronted her own fears to assist Mbali.

Mbali was attacked by gun-wielding robbers in Hyde Park last week, she was forced out of her Porsche and stripped of her jewellery.

Following her attack, Mbali reportedly slammed police, who she believes fears the criminals themselves, and has very little power over them.

While Mbali did not give a full account of what Nicky did to deter the robbers, she did say that Nicky helped her, while others simply drove on by.

Mbali's appreciation was mirrored by her fans, with many agreeing that she is worthy of praise. 

See some of their comments below.