A man, who has been identified as Vusumuzi Zikalala, became the victim of a hijacking recently- and he turned to Twitter for help.
Social media is a powerful tool when used correctly, and, although a lot can go wrong online, people are able to obtain help from others on a larger scale.
Zikalala was one of many unfortunate South Africans to come face-to-face with the crime, which is crippling the country.
His Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG was hijacked in Brooklyn on 27 September. He explained four armed men ambushed him and made off with his expensive whip.
Although Zikalala informed the authorities, he decided to reach out to Twitter CSI, with the hope of someone being able to share info on the whereabouts of his car.
The engineer gave tweeps as much info as he could, including where the car was last seen after the hijacking took place.
Briefly.co.za learned Zikalala's car has since the incident been recovered. He took to social media on Tuesday, 13 November, to thank tweeps for all their help.
"Thanks to every person who assisted with information to get the car, Police, Crime Intelligence Unit, the car was recovered. Thanks a lot. God bless. God is good," he wrote.
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