SA actress hailed a hero for tracking down lost wallet's owner

2016-01-25 11:30
Andrea SebeLabenguni Dondolo and Carel Norval after reuniting Carel with his wallet. (Facebook)

Andrea SebeLabenguni Dondolo and Carel Norval after reuniting Carel with his wallet. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg - Not all heroes wear capes... some are just normal South African citizens who love doing good.

That was proved by South African actress Andrea SebeLabenguni Dondolo, who touched the hearts of many South Africans last week when she set out to track down a man who had left his wallet in a trolley at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. 

The wallet had a couple of hundred rands in it, cards and a small ID-photo sized picture of the man. 

Dondolo took to Facebook, after finding the wallet, and wrote: "So at the airport behind our car guess what i find as I am about to load my luggage. A wallet left on the trolley licence, money and all. Am busy trying to track its owner now, wanna give him in his hand. Will track him till i find him."

Many of her Facebook friends commended her for trying to find the owner, while others joked about how this was her gift from God to take care of the January empty pockets.

The post was shared over 19 400 times and in no time, one of Dondolo's Facebook friends said she had tracked down the man's cellphone number through his Makro card. 

"Update: Got him, thank you Wiz. Through his Makro card we tracked him and we meeting him later to hand him his riches, poor man," she later wrote on Facebook. 

The next day, Dondolo posted a picture of herself and wallet owner, Carel Norval, who had a huge smile on his face as he stood next to her. 

"Happy ending wallet and owner reunited in Pretoria ???? ?#‎Ubuntu??#‎ScoutsHonour? ?#‎AGuideIsToBeTrusted??#‎AndreaDondoloGoodwillAmbassador? Mthi Thebe Carel Norval" she captioned the picture. 

One of Dondolo's friends asked her what the man had said upon receiving his wallet back. 

"...He was so pleased and appreciative that in this day and age, integrity exists," Dondolo replied.

Pictures via Facebook.

So at the airport behind our car guess what i find as I am about to load my luggage . A wallet left on the trolley...

Posted by Andrea SebeLabenguni Dondolo on Friday, January 22, 2016

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