A graphic video of a victim of the Boksburg explosion left a father shattered after his son,Janil Geduld was badly burnt.
The video which has since gone viral on social media platforms had an eyewitness capturing the victim instead of offering assistance.
The nineteen-year-old Geduld, who was the young man in the video, died in hospital just a few hours after the footage was shot.
His father, Geraldo Geduld, said he was disappointed when someone sent him the video, asking if that was his son.
“It’s mixed emotions, it’s a bit of, I wouldn’t say anger – disappointment. I think anger is bit too strong a word. It’s just disappointment that he could not react humanely and actually offer assistance, and worried more about his video and posting it as quickly as possible on the internet
“That’s not what the media should be used for. Not to show others’ pain, misery, and disaster to the world.”
Geduld said others did try to help his son, however it was too little too late.
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