- An elderly Soweto couple's house caught fire
- A Twitter user shared photos of the aftermath and appealed for help
- Tweeps rallied to send the couple donations
South Africans on Twitter are demonstrating the spirit of Ubuntu by rallying to help an elderly Soweto couple who house caught fire recently.
A Twitter user, Mmabatho Ranake, shared photos of the damaged house on her profile, Briefly.co.za learned.
She indicated that the incident happened in the Senaoane area of Soweto and appealed to tweeps to help the unnamed couple in any way they can.
Tweeps responded positively and retweeted Mmabatho's tweet over 340 times. Some expressed sympathy for the couple.
Others asked Mmabatho how they could provide assistance. See more reactions below.
One concerned lady asked for more details.
Another lady, Enhle, indicated her willingness to help.
Another tweep expressed his sympathy.
Mmabatho later thanked Enhle for her contribution towards buying blankets for the elderly couple.
Twitter has become a rallying point for South Africans wishing to show Ubuntu to their fellow citizens.
Briefly.co.za recently covered how tweeps got together to donate a wheelchair to an arthritic 71-year-old woman.
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