- The former radio DJ turned event planner tweeted a plea to help a young boy who had been left with his grandmother by his mother
- She asked people to share her request for help to spread awareness in the hope that someone would reach out to help the young boy
- Twitter and Facebook both responded with retweets, shares, and eventually some offers of help
Jacinta Ngobese, who describes herself on her Twitter bio as an Isolezwe blogger, MTN Radio Award winner. event planner, MC, voice over artist, brand ambassador, child of god, people's person and a Pirates, Barca and Man U fan, is probably best remembered by South Africans as the radio DJ who used to be a content producer and co-presenter of a morning show on the popular KZN radio station, Gagasi FM
Briefly.co.za learned that the star had decided to use her popularity on various social media platforms to find help for a little boy living in uMlazi with his gogo (grandmother).
She tweeted an impassioned plea for any assistance for the little guy who had reportedly been left with his grandmother by his mother while he was still too young to even be weaned off the breast. Nogobese shared pictures and information of the boy - with his face blurred out for his privacy's sake - saying his plight is quite dire.
Here is what she tweeted - edited for clarity:
"This little boy from Umlazi’s, mom left him with his gran when he was still breastfeeding. They live off his social grant coz gran isn’t gettng her grant. He doesn’t have decent clothes to wear or food 2 eat but what’s worse is the house they live in is falling apart."
She commented further that he is now in Grade 1 and often has to go to school in oversized clothing as that is all he has.
The tweet saw its way to Facebook where it didn't seem to generate much interest but soon the people of SA Twitter started showing their heart with offers of help.
What was best, was people asked how best they could help, rather than just throwing money at the situation or seeking to rush in as a saviour and get a whole lot of glory.
South African people can be very caring and generous, so we at Briefly.co.za hope this wave of kindness will continue and the little boy and his grandmother will benefit from the increased publicity.
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