Local Heroes

Meet Captain Vusi Khumalo, the pilot who flew to Wuhan

As a young boy growing up in a township, Captain Vusi Khumalo dreamed of becoming a pilot. Then, the pandemic turned him into a national hero when he volunteered to fly to Wuhan, shortly after the Covid-19 outbreak, to rescue South Africans left stranded as international travel restrictions took effect. He later flew to Brussels to fetch South Africa’s first batch of vaccines. This is his remarkable story.

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