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Stella Inggs wrote a letter to all South Africans encouraging them to spread good news while thanking the SAPS that helped her get her stolen phone back in hand.


Stella took part in her sixth Two Oceans Marathon. She reached the finish line only to realise her phone had been stolen. Devastated by the ordeal, the runner put a plan into motion to retrieve it and in the course was blown away by the incredible service of the South African Police Service,

This is what she had to say about the entire experience:

Feeling defeated, my father encouraged me to report this to the SAPS. I was able to track the phone via the Find My iPhone functionality. Lieutenant Colonel Breedt and her team at the Rondebsoch Police Station, in my opinion, deserve far more than a bells! Detectives Mngambi and Baartman, assisted me for a solid 3 hours in chasing/tracking down my phone at a residence in Ottery.

“I feel strongly that we do not say thank you enough and this gem of a story gives me hope in this beautiful nation and how we can be so much better, together.”

Detectives Mngambi and Baartman, your great work and even greater willingness to assist me have not gone unnoticed. This level of service to the community deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. Thank you to you and your team.

“This African proverb says it all with regard to combatting crime in our communities: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together“.”

“As engaged citizens, I feel we have a duty to spread the good news because this too sells our country.”

“We too have civic duties and despite the frustrations and (un)leadership of our current leaders, we WILL rise above this. Watch this space, South Africa.”

Ps. the World is in flux. Love is out there. Search on.

Sources: Submitted by Stella Inggs
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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