As Siraaj Abrahams, a businessman arrived at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, from a birthday party in his Hyundai pick-up, two men pounced him. As the first assailant tried to pull him out of the vehicle as Siraaj fought back while the second man discharged his weapon.

During the struggle, a 9mm bullet was fired at close range which miraculously hit the Huawei P8 Lite smartphone that was in his jacket pocket.

According to SWNS.com reports, the raiders escaped with just $20 (roughly 68,000 UGX) in cash and Siraaj was shaken but unhurt thanks to his P8 Lite. He was only left with a tiny mark on his chest and a hole in his jacket where the bullet struck.

“I didn’t even see it coming; the first one just pulled open the door. He pulled me out of the car and we began to struggle,” Siraaj tells Daily Voice in South Africa.

“During the struggle, the second assailant, who was two meters away, fired a shot at me. When I woke, I just felt this burning feeling over my chest and felt to see where it was and if there was blood.”

Siraaj was rushed to hospital, where an ECG report estimated Siraaj’s heart had stopped for a few seconds after the shot was fired.

His stunned wife Shamiela, 41, could only thank God for the miraculous way her husband escaped death.

“We said Allah is great, because this is all God’s work, everything had to happen the way it did. We received an ECG report that showed he had flat-lined for a few seconds.”

Police say the offenders are still at large following the attack on August 30th.

Huawei has now handed Siraaj a brand new P9 Lite to replace his “heroic” phone. He has also been invited to be a VIP guest at home matches for Ajax Cape Town, who are sponsored by Huawei.

Apparently, this is not the first time a Huawei product has saved someone’s life. There was a similar story in Africa a few years ago where a media pad received a bullet while a researcher was conducting his field work.

Commenting on the incidence, Huawei Uganda Marketing Manager, Jean Baguma said “it is such a miracle for a phone to save a person’s life and we thank God for it. Any other phone could have done the same but it makes us proud to know that it is a Huawei Smartphone that saved a life. This also proves the legitimacy of Huawei Smartphones ruling out the stigma of goods made in China.”