This afternoon a message was circulating on WhatsApp that President Ramaphosa will be addressing the nation at 16:00. This was fake news.
The president did decide to address the nation after all but at 20H00.
President of the RSA Cyril Ramphosa will address the nation live as regards the stand of Covid – 19 lockdown in South Africa & beyond & the way forward today Thursday 9th of April at around 4pm. Tune in to your radio stations & TV ( SABC , eNCA , Afrikaneez) to hear for yourself.
The above WhatsApp message has been making the rounds and people have been avidly waiting for this address but this is fake news.
Khusela Diko, spokesperson to the President released below statement on twitter:
While the fake news has been making the rounds the Presidency South Africa has been tweeting the following:
Please be very careful of all the fake news circulating. People have been arrested because of the spread of fake news.