Good Samaritan saves Phumzile van Damme's day

08 November 2018 - 07:52
By Timeslive
Phumzile van Damme
Image: SUPPLIED Phumzile van Damme

Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme says her faith in humanity has been restored after an unknown good Samaritan picked up her wedding ring and handed it over to police.

Van Damme took to her Twitter page to explain how distraught she had been at discovering she had lost her ring.

"I cried for a full hour after I couldn’t find my ring in my bag. After a day of bad news‚ I didn’t think I’d ever find my ring again‚ lamenting how unfair the world can be‚" she said.

Van Damme said she headed to the police stationed at the Cape Town International Airport to report the ring missing.

"I went to the police station at CTIA with little hope‚ but‚ there was my ring‚ someone had handed it in. Whoever you are‚ I wish you’d left your details so I could thank you in person. THANK YOU‚" she said.

"I was proven wrong‚ there is so much goodness in the world‚ and many good‚ honest people. My heart is full."

Several people commented on Van Damme's post. One person joked that if the ring had been lost in parliament‚ it would have never been found.

Another said he was disappointed to learn in this manner that Van Damme was married.

Others raised questions over why the ring had been take off.

But many agreed that this was proof that good people still existed in South Africa.

"We still have a country. That was ubuntu‚" one person commented.