- The SAPS were hailed heroes for helping a girl and her grandmother
- The cops gifted the duo food and provided clothes for the girl
- The local municipality vowed to build them a new house
The original post, which circulated on social media, claimed the SAPS caught a boy stealing and asked him why a young man would throw his life away.
The boy allegedly said he was living alone with his "koko" in poor circumstances and could not find a job because he's too young to work.
The post added that the cops did not arrest the boy but instead they brought him and his gogo something to eat.
Briefly.co.za learned that the story was, in fact, fake and that the SAPS provided the real truth. In truth, a gogo asked the police to help her granddaughter after she was kicked out of her mom's house.
On 23 October, the 13-year-old girl and her mom got into an argument which saw the mother kicking her out of the house.
According to Mashishimale Shai on Facebook, the girl arrived at the Durban railway station where she asked cops for help.
The law officials went to spoke to the girl's mother and she confirmed the story. They then took the teen to her gogo but were shocked by the elderly lady's living conditions.
May God bless them Police
Cops found the gogo lived in extreme poverty and they decided to act. The cops were photographed carrying food and clothes for the teen and elderly lady.
They also called on the local councillor, who vowed to build the grandmother a new home.
"They also arranged with the municipality for electricity for the grandmother's house," said KZN Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker.
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