ANC will ‘track down’ premier’s Facebook critics

2011-02-21 15:29

The ANC in Mpumalanga will investigate and track down the initiators of a Facebook page that posts disparaging views about Premier David Mabuza and his supporters.

The page called “Mpumalanga ANC” has been running for about a month and it doesn’t give details of the people behind it, except that its administrator is based in Driekoppies near Malelane.

It uses the ANC’s logo as a profile picture and had 372 friends today. “We will do something about it. We note with regret the use of the organisation’s official logo, and that amounts to fraud,” said provincial spokesperson Paul Mbenyane.

“We’re sending a stern warning to those who may follow a similar route that we won’t take it lying down,” he added. From the comments posted on the page, it appears the main target has been Mabuza and his supporter, Ehlanzeni regional executive committee (REC) member Ngrayi Ngwenya.

Upon legal advice, City Press has decided not to republish the posts. 

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