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S. Africans come together to buy electricity for single SA mom

Her tweet was shared more than 6,000 times and resulted in many generous donations from other South Africans.

Thabisa Xhelithole received close to 4,000 units. Picture: @Moms_of_LiLith/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – A single South African mother got more than what she hoped for on Sunday, when she asked for R10 prepaid electricity voucher on Twitter and received more than 3,000 units from other South Africans.

Thabisa Xhelithole took to social media to ask for help and added her meter number. Her tweet was shared more than 6,000 times and resulted in many generous donations from other South Africans.

She was also interviewed on national TV. The mom became emotional as she shared that people from Canada and other parts of the world sent donations.

Xhelithole said she worked six days a week in the retail industry but hoped to find a new job soon.

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