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Twitter sleuths help reunite father, daughter

Wednesday - September 13, 2017 10:58 am , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cape Town Sep 13 (IANS) What can be termed as a strange fate a young woman was reunited with the father she had never met with the help of Twitter.



Dlamini-Nkosi from Midrand South Africa on September 3 posted her father s photograph on her Twitter timeline saying she was looking for him Times Live reported on Tuesday.

"Guys I m looking for my dad I want to meet him. RT (retweet) for awareness he could be your dad too " @KatlehoMolai1 posted on her Twitter.

Soon after the post some of the Twitter sleuths started sending through leads that helped the woman track her father.

The post has garnered over 9 600 retweets so far.

"Thank you so much to everyone for the RTs I have found my dad and will be calling him later to set up a meeting. Dankie Twitter " she posted on Tuesday. Her father is 70 now.

It was not easy for Nkosi to trace her father using Twitter s help but she kept facing a myriad of questions from naysayers and those who really wanted to help her.

Some Twitter users responded that what if her quest might turn out to be a "can of worms".

"Imagine finding out your father has other children outside his marriage and you have to reunite him with them " one user wrote to Nkosi.

However the young woman responded: "I m an only child on my mom s side so all siblings are welcome."

Nkosi said that her mother had called her father to set up a meeting. She said that they were "happy and excited".

--IANS
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