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Fake Motlanthe profiles on social networks

2012-08-28 22:34

Johannesburg - Impersonators have created false profiles for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on social media sites, the presidency said on Tuesday.

"We wish to put it on record that deputy president Motlanthe has never registered on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform and therefore distances himself from the contents of impersonated accounts," it said in a statement

"The presidency has requested both Twitter and Facebook to close all accounts purporting to be owned by... Motlanthe."

A Motlanthe profile was created on Twitter nearly two months ago.

One of the tweets, on the Limpopo textbook saga, read: "What is currently happening in Limpopo was envisaged and the media had warned us of this... Comrades we are in a revolution."

A comment by another user speculating that Motlanthe would try to unseat President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung was retweeted.

It read:" Away with Jacob Zuma in Limpopo away!!! Forward Kgalema Motlanthe forward!!!"

Comments
  • scouter.fourone - 2012-08-28 23:23

    Never mind social networking, the real fake here is Motlanthe in person...

      tc.convulvulous - 2012-08-29 06:52

      Sadly, I have to agree. What bothers me as a non-Black the most is that Mothlanthe has demonstrated some racist tendencies.

  • RiD123 - 2012-08-29 00:08

    bet the real one doesnt even know how to be on a social network!

  • thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-08-29 05:53

    I don't know so much about this all being fake....maybe a clever ruse to boost ego and popularity, but beware, he is a Malema buddy.

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-29 06:31

    was a fake president for a blink of a R1million a day genitalia interval already - when needing to fill a gap so that hundreds of crimes could be quickly legitimized if you haven't forgotten! Does one truly want such a spineless individual to become another failed SA leader? There are so many OTHERS that are deserving of the position of president, so why must the worst always be foisted into the eyes and conscience of the nation all the time. Ah, just that common stranglehold the 'racist anc regime' has wrapped around as with tentacles to stifle the citizens from reality!

  • mike.dufham.7 - 2012-08-29 06:34

    We wish to put it on record that deputy president Motlanthe has never registered on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform and therefore distances himself from the contents of impersonated accounts," ................ because the dumb ass is illiterate

      tc.convulvulous - 2012-08-29 06:55

      ..or, the 'presidency' is lying, as they do most of the time, thinking we are idiots.

      Sipho Radebe - 2012-08-29 06:58

      what ass are u talkin about?

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-29 10:03

      lol Sipho

  • nicholas.e.devilliers - 2012-08-29 07:18

    once again, who cares? i do not think that one person in the entire South Africa gives a fat flying F***

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-29 07:45

    It is obvious to me he is groomed to succeed JZ, if not in December, then halfway through next term

  • harald.voney - 2012-08-29 08:01

    Away... Forward... down.... all these directions these guys want to go gets confusing...

  • ina.cripps.5 - 2012-08-29 08:19

    Why does news 24 refuse to place my comments?

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-08-29 08:48

    Why you (montanthe)coward u scard of zuma people won't trust u we don't know where u stand tell that useless zuma nako e fedile he is out of order i hate him

  • sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-29 10:05

    Its either Zuma or Malema guys take your pick.....if Mothlante unseats Zuma then Malema comes back but if Zuma remains then Malema has no chance of coming back...Personally i wouldn't want to see either of them, Tokyo for President and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for deputy President

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