Parliament says the dangers of satirical blog sites are extensively devastating. As such, it called on South Africa to exercise caution when they’re reading bogus online satirical blogs.
In line with that, the National Assembly asserted that it’s Chairperson for Internal Arrangements, Thoko Didiza isn’t dead as circulating in the media. It charged the people to stop spreading false tales about how Didiza died.
That follows an online report claiming that Thoko Didiza, has died.
The report which has been shared over 3000 times said armed robbers stabbed Didiza to death.
Excerpt from the online report read:
“…Our reporter who is still on the grounds, says the death of the former minister of state is as a results of Armed Robbers breaking into her home in Durban where she was holidaying
‘We got the news this dawn and our team rushed to the scene but unfortunately she was already dead’ a police police officer confirmed.
Thoko Didiza was stabbed in the upper body and per reports it could be a close pal. She left behind five children. (SIC)”
Before that, another blog falsely reported that she had escaped death after her car was shot at.
Didiza Is Alive And Well
SA National Assembly said it was appalled by these false claims. It assured that the Tshwane mayoral candidate is alive and well at her Pretoria home.
“Parliament urges all to exercise caution when reading these bogus online satirical blogs. They publish malicious information without any care to exercise the normal journalistic checks and balances of verifying information before it is published,” stated the National Assembly.
Negative criticisms and protest followed ANC naming of Didiza as its mayoral candidate for Tshwane.
Despite the controversy surrounding her emergence as ANC’s Tshwane mayoral candidate, Thoko Didiza believes ANC will win the metro.