WATCH | 'Fighting fires was not a job but a true calling for my brother'

09 September 2018 - 00:00 By BELINDA PHETO

When Israel Muedi heard that a firefighter had died in this week's tower blaze in Johannesburg, he prayed that it would not be his brother Khathutshelo.
"I knew Khathutshelo was on duty at the time and tried to call him to check if he was OK, but he didn't answer." 
He heard that other firefighters were trapped in the Bank of Lisbon building in the city centre. He prayed that his brother would not be among them as he rushed from Pretoria to Johannesburg.
When he arrived at the scene, he started to prepare himself for the worst.
"With every minute that passed, I got more worried. When I did not see him with the other firefighters, I just knew."..

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