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Leo Prinsloo: SA’s ‘Rambo’ releases his own book on living your ‘safest life’

Leo Prinsloo’s book is a guide to living your safest life in South Africa – something which has become increasingly important.

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Leo Prinsloo – known as ‘South Africa’s Rambo’ – has released his very own book.

Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic

Prinsloo – who became a household name earlier this year after footage of his reaction to an attempted high-value goods-in-transit heist went viral – released his book through Tracey McDonald Publishers.

According to SAPeople, the book – titled Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic – is a guide to living your safest life in South Africa, something which has become increasingly important as crime statistics continue to rise.

“Straight-talking and honest – much like Leo himself – this book is an easy to use manual that makes keeping safe accessible, with relatable information and easy to implement tips,” Tracey McDonald Publishers said.

Leo’s guide to not becoming a statistic - by Leo Prinsloo
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The group decided to release the book as he has “a wealth of knowledge on how to manage life-threatening incidents”.

“Driven by a desire to empower South Africans and help them claim back their sense of safety, he offers advice for dealing with every risky situation, from how to handle hijackings and road rage, to how to keep your children safe, to the best way to secure your home and business. He also provides comprehensive information about handling firearms and basic first aid.”

It is said that Leo Prinsloo joined the police force straight after school and remained for 17 years. He served as a station policeman for five years and in 1992 he applied for Special Task Force training – which was the equivalent of the United States’ SEALs or British Special Air Services (SAS).

“Leo felt like this was something he had been preparing for his whole life. He worked through the ranks to become head of the snipers and spent his last four years in the unit focusing on training and deployment. In 2004 he left to start his own training company, The Edge Shooter Training Academy – and they cover the entire spectrum of security requirements, depending on what their clients need, from beginner firearm training to advanced, as well as advanced driver training for security guards, close protection training and medical training.”