Four Nzimande Facebook profiles - dept

2013-11-06 10:53
INJABULO:  UNobhala Jikelele we-SACP uBlade Nzimande eshaya uhleko engqunqgutheleni yePopcru, eBenoni. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

INJABULO: UNobhala Jikelele we-SACP uBlade Nzimande eshaya uhleko engqunqgutheleni yePopcru, eBenoni. (Werner Beukes, Sapa) (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - There are four Facebook profiles impersonating Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, his department said on Wednesday.

"The department wishes to put it on record that these accounts do not belong to the minister and any content uploaded on these accounts should not be attributed to Minister Blade Nzimande," spokesperson Manana Makhanya said in a statement.

"In the social media space, it is only the department of higher education and training's Facebook and Twitter accounts that should be deemed genuine and any information emanating from these accounts can be attributed to the minister."

He said Nzimande was aware of the essential role social media played and was committed to engaging with the public through these genuine and credible platforms.

Other ministers have also been impersonated on social media networks.

Last month, Women, Children, and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana's department said a Facebook user was impersonating the minister and asking for funds in her name.

In August, a person pretending to be Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on social media tried to solicit bribes from members of the public.

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