- The new Mzansi Magic show, Yobe, has Twitter lit up with expressions of shock at the display of a young man's compassion
-Viewers emotionally tweeted their reaction to the story of Kabelo who was left without a father due to the action of criminals
- The reality show, Yobe, offers criminals a chance to apologise to people they have harmed
One of the main reasons why many South African’s grow up in broken homes or without any parents is the way crime has affected the country’s population so completely.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Yobe is a new reality show on South African television that offers criminals a chance to apologise to those they have harmed.
This allows people to find closure and have the option to forgive them, not only for the criminal’s sake, but for the sake of victims seeking closure.
Losing a parent can break a person’s life completely. Many people have seen how in stories and in real life, the loss of one or both parents sends a child into a downward spiral.
Meeting with the men who ended his father’s life, in the process robbing him of his future and his mother of her husband, Kabelo listened as they explained their side of the story.
One of the three criminals who killed his father said they killed him because he “got aggressive” when they were robbing him.
At this revelation, South African Twitter almost lost it entirely when one of the three said, "he was aggressive and left us with no choice."
The one person who didn’t lose it though was Kabelo. Proving he had it in him to forgive even those who took everything of value from him, he graciously accepted their apology, forgave them and even shook their hands and gave them a hug.
People opened up their own hearts to the young man with some offering help to educate him.
Of course, there were, as always, some cynical tweeps who assumed there must be an ulterior motive behind the compassion shown on screen.
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