Many of us will have been impressed and maybe a little puzzled, by the extraordinary story of a Balfour policeman who has been having a remarkably adventurous few months, to put it mildly.
In August, Pretorius was in the news for having saved a boy who was drowning in a dam near Balfour. Driving past, he saw the lad in distress, rushed in, rescued the child, and gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Reportedly, the kid later jumped up and ran away. So much for gratitude! And also around three months back, he was attacked with a knife, which lodged in his bullet-proof vest, enabling him to escape unharmed.