Another fake Mbete Twitter account - Parly

2014-12-02 17:46
Baleka Mbete (File: Sapa)

Baleka Mbete (File: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Another fake Twitter account in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's name has been created, Parliament said on Tuesday.

"[There is] another fake social media site, a hoax tweeter handle created in the name of Honourable Baleka Mbete... this time her name has been incorrectly spelt as Baleke Mbete," it said in a statement.

The Twitter account @Baleke_Mbete had eight followers.

Thirteen days ago the fake Mbete tweeted: "Members of opposition come to the House with an agenda, forgetting that i'm in charge there".

In a more recent tweet three days ago she said: "Floyd is disrespectful! Most young people of today have got no respect for their elders. What is wrong with our society. #Parliament."

Last month a Twitter account @BalekaMbete, and marked as a parody account, became active. One tweet from the account read: "Fellow South Africans, I'd like to inform the nation that tomorrow I'm handing a letter to the nation assembly [sic] to tender my resignation".

Parliament on Tuesday reiterated that Mbete had no social media accounts in her name.


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