They rode back to Ermelo together, where the 20-year-old joined the dots when they underwent DNA testing.
Mfundo was kept at a place of safety where she underwent counselling ahead of the release of the DNA results.
The two tests conducted both positively confirmed Sithole and Mfundo are mother and daughter.
Mfundo was advised she had a choice of where to live after the test results came in.
A chance to build a relationship
Until Monday, when the second test results confirmed their biological ties, Sithole and Mfundo had not engaged in any conversation.
Sithole said they discussed the DNA results. Then, “I asked her where she wanted to go after receiving these results”.
“She said for now, she would go back to her home in Carolina and would visit me.
“She said it was hard to accept that the people she had spent her whole life with, were not who she had known them to be,” said Sithole.