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15 April 2020

Eastern Cape deputy mayor ‘spread fake news’ about Covid–19

Sowetan Live

Polelo Mohale,  the deputy mayor of Alfred Nzo district municipality in Eastern Cape,  might find himself in hot water after he allegedly announced on Saturday that Matatiele will have its first Covid-19 funeral.

In terms of the Disaster Management Act, anyone who creates or spread fake news about Covid-19 is liable for prosecution, which might lead to a fine or six months in jail or both. Mohale shared the news while delivering water tanks in Matatiele.

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