Citizen Reporter
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16 May 2017
2:04 pm

Stay optimistic in trying times, Karabo said in inspiring text to best friend

Citizen Reporter

Karabo Mokoena inspired her close friends by sending spiritually charged texts to uplift and motivate them.

Karabo Mokoena and her bestfriend Stephy Leong.

While she had started giving motivational talks on knowing your self-worth, Karabo was also a source of comfort and inspiration for her best friend.

Stephanie Leong began a social media search for Mokoena, circulating her images on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, a day after she went missing on April 28. Though Mokoena’s torched body was found on April 29, her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, was arrested last week Thursday in connection with her murder.

Long shared a screenshot of a WhatsApp text sent to her by Mokoena.

“The world may not see your worth and value, but I pray that God may enlarge your territory and impress upon your heart how special you are to him and all of us.”

The full message is below


“Where will I find a friend like you. You loved me so much and saw so much potential in me, you spoke life giving words into my life always…Karabo I wish you would just call me and this nightmare would end. I miss you so much,” wrote Leong alongside the screenshot.

Leong has been sharing videos of herself and Mokoena on her Instagram page.

Karabo’s last birthday. She was so happy

A post shared by Stephanie R. Leong (@stephy_leong) on

Karabo was such a clown! Oh my gosh

A post shared by Stephanie R. Leong (@stephy_leong) on


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