- The Gauteng provincial governemt has issued an official statement, following widespread questions regarding the birth of 10 children
- The department claims that they could find no such records of the incredible birth, adding some suspicion to questions around their birth
- Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions, with many still unable to believe the news may be untrue
The Gauteng Provincial Governement says it cannot confirm the birth of decuplet. The department made the statement following widespread questions about the existence of the 10 children.
In the official statement posted on the departments Twitter page, officials claim they have checked the public records of several public and private hospitals, finding no record of the babies.
Check out their statement below:
Social media reaction
Social media users, however, are still a little sceptical and continue to question the validity of statements made by public officials. Read some of their comments below:
"Listen to @TheRealClementM tomorrow one of the callers and close friend to the family confirmed the story"
"It’s jealousy. This statement was written by Rupert and Jamnandas because they are jealous of the great Dr Iqbal Surve and Champions of journalists, the real son of the soil @pietrampedi"
"@GautengProvince Bathong so y'all can't find the babies"
"This is a low even for the corrupt @GautengProvince if there is a birth in the province it can also take place in a home. Pained officials in the offices are trying to discredit the work of Piet Rampedi because he exposed the PPE looting by Khuselo Diko and Bandile Masuku"
Redi Tlhabi shades Piet Rampedi
In similar news on the 10 children, Briefly News previously reported that local journalist, Redi Tlhabi is throwing a few shots at fellow newsperson, Piet Rampedi.
The news anchor was left unimpressed by social media users who've insinuated she may be trying to mess with Rampedi's reputation.
Sabotaging Rampedi's career
The clap-back follows allegations by social media users that the Thuma Mina Media Group may be trying to sabotage Rampedi's career, after widespread claims that he was reporting fake news.
To all of Piets protective fans, Thlabi had this to say:
"That's why nna I just laugh every time he insults me. But even more hilarious are his fans camping on TLs with "Ja, they are scared of him." Scared of a self-made joke?"
Social media reactions
Social media users were definitely not impressed at the newscaster's response. Check out some of their mixed reactions below:
@katishimatlala commented on the editors choice of words:
"Nna is I. I is Nna. So if you say nna I am jajarag. It is like " I I am jajarag or Nna Nna am jajarag. Repetition of words unnecessary. National editor in chief"
"Is this why you have camped around Piet stories perfect of #ThumaMinaMediaGroup? Why are you always ready to jump when Piet is mentioned?"
"You had two options, to keep quiet or to embarrass yourself. Well it seems like you chose the second option"
"Jealous will kill you shem. Piet is a face of journalism success"
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