Woman appeals for help for friend whose life was destroyed by fire

Woman appeals for help for friend whose life was destroyed by fire

- Ngxovu's friend lost everything in a house fire recently

- She said her friend works as a waitress and has a son doing matric this year

- She appealed on Twitter for well-wishers to help her friend

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A woman from East London turned to Twitter recently to appeal for help for her friend who lost everything in a house fire.

Ngxovu shared photos of the fire's aftermath on her profile, Briefly.co.za gathered. She said her friend works as a waitress and has a son doing matric this year. She added:

Please help them start over. Your retweets and donations would be highly appreciated.

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Ngxovu indicated in a subsequent tweet that the fire happened at a squatter camp in Gqobhasi, Beacon Bay.

Her considerate appeal has touched the hearts of many tweeps, garnering over 1,200 retweets and 300 likes. Kind well-wishers also offered to help.

Social media has become a powerful platform for mobilising assistance for those in distress across the country.

Briefly.co.za recently reported how South Africans on Twitter helped a single mom buy a new pair of shoes for her son.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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