Cape Town - A Mitchells Plain man who stopped to assist a distressed mom after her car broke down on Jakes Gerwel Drive has been hailed a hero by his community.
When Tariq Booley, 34, stopped to help a woman he believed was in danger, he had no idea he would become a local hero overnight.
Pepita Williams, 49, said her worst nightmare came true on Monday morning. Her Toyota RunX broke down at the Highlands Drive intersection and she had no clue what to do.
The widowed mom of two from Strandfontein said she was returning from dropping her 11-year-old son at school shortly after 9am.
“The car was making sounds when I left the school. It’s an old car and I am a widow for nearly four years so maintenance is not something I know of,” he said.