It’s been revealed that Cape Town’s train hero Darryn August, who received over R500 000 in donations, lied about his story.
In April 2016, August was left paralysed after he was apparently stabbed and flung from a moving train in a bid to protect a pregnant woman from robbers.
He was also believed to become a community helper, inspiring the youth by telling his story and motivating them to aim for more in life. He even had plans to compete at the next Paralympic Games.
He was so convincing… watch his interview with News24 here:
South Africa and the rest of the world embraced this Cape Town story, pledging over half a million rand to his recovery and aid.
However, South African investigative programme Carte Blanche eventually found out that many details of his story were no true.
There was no stabbing.
He did not meet police or the criminals who attacked him.
He did not do inspiring work in the community.
In fact… there was no incident reported around the robbery or evidence that there was a pregnant lady in trouble.
Watch the Carte Blanche revelation here: https://carteblanche.dstv.com/thrown-moving-train/