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Cape Town - A brave bread delivery man has been honoured for his heroism after he successfully stopped the drunk driver of a luxury vehicle from crashing into oncoming traffic.

Zain Small, 24, from Monte Vista was presented with a commendation for his bravery and tokens of the City of Cape Town’s appreciation on Monday.

Small was transporting bread in his delivery truck at 11.15pm on Tuesday when he spotted an elderly man in a white Jaguar “driving erratically” on the N1.

The 71-year-old was driving into oncoming traffic at about 70km/h, avoiding collisions “by a hair’s breadth”.

Disregarding his own safety, he turned around and took after the man, flashing his headlights to warn oncoming vehicles.

CCTV footage shows the man nearly collided with several vehicles during his 6km journey.

“I just decided that I needed to save this guy and many South Africans as well.”

The driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless and negligent driving, and the possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Cape Argus

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