Interviewed: SA man who mowed lawn during tornado
'It was clear skies just before I started to mow the lawn. It was about 28 degrees outside‚ so this whirlwind comes through. In a few minutes time it formed a tornado. I couldn’t believe it'
It started out as a sunny day‚ perfect to do chores around the house. A whirlwind swept past. Minutes later‚ animal nutritionist Theunis Wessels‚ 43‚ found himself mowing the lawn against the backdrop of a raging tornado. That moment‚ captured in a photograph‚ has gone viral across the globe. Wessels and his wife Cecelia‚ who took the shot‚ became overnight celebrities. It was the first time‚ after having lived in Canada for seven years‚ that the couple had seen a tornado.