stranded car at night

A Facebook community group came together to help a woman from Edenvale who was stranded on the side of the road in her car that wouldn’t start.


Incredible South Africans came to the rescue of Nonhlanhla Abegail who found herself stranded and alone in a car that wouldn’t start. She was quite scared of the people walking around her and posted a plea for help on the “Edenvale Hub” Facebook group last night.

“Please help me am stucked in Edenvale road M37 am alone scared I was on my way to work and the are man who busy passing by I think am not safe my car doesn’t want to start help me am scared.”

The community members immediately jumped into action with some of them getting into their cars to meet her and keep her safe while others phoned their own security companies to make their way to where she was stranded.

Mark Nel posted: “I just spoke to her and she is at the R24/ Edenvale offramp. I will take a drive to see if she is there.”

Brett Napier commented: “Myself and CPF (security) on scene.”

Owen Thomas added: “CPF has located Nohlanha and husband en route, she is safe and CPF will remain on scene until arrangements are finalised.”

The post and the actions of the community members gave everyone hope and made them feel a little safer in their hometown.

Andrea Sciarappa said: “Wonderful, wonderful people! You give me hope.”

Lee Cousins added: “Thank God for community… please be safe.”

Krisjka Zeelie posted: “Glad you are safe hun and thank you to the angels who went out to assist.”

Coral Leigh Swanepoel commented: “Thank goodness for social media and for this group! And for kind people.”

Melinda Fogolin said: “Reading this has just made me feel safer in my hometown. Such amazing people.”

Sources: Facebook
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