- 11-year-old Karabo Matlane, from Ekurhuleni, went missing on Saturday
- Her community launched a search for her, including on social media
- Fortunately, police found her earlier this morning
A community in Phumula Gardens, Ekurhuleni, displayed the caring spirit of Ubuntu when they rallied to find a girl who went missing on Saturday.
One of the community members, Muzi Ntlakanipho Khanyile, posted an appeal to find the girl on Twitter yesterday. He wrote:
Hi guys. This is Karabo Matlane, 11 years of age. She is from Phumula Gardens in Ekurhuleni. She was sent to a local Pick n Pay by her mother on the 6th of January 2019 (Saturday) and she has not returned home. Please retweet, someone in your timeline might be able to help.
In another tweet, Muzi said the community approached the Pick n Pay store for help:
Pick n Pay has been refusing to cooperate, so the community has decided to gather and force the manager to close the shop till the child is found.
This is because the child was last seen walking with the security guard that works here.
Thanks to the community's efforts, police found little Karabo in Leondale, Germiston. She was apparently in a house of someone the family doesn't know.
Twitter users expressed relief that Karabo was found.
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