Real or fake? South African arrested for eating KFC for a year

Real or fake? South African arrested for eating KFC for a year

A report has gone viral on social media which stated that a KwaZulu-Natal man had been arrested for eating free KFC for a year.

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Several news sites, including LADbible and the Daily Mail, reported that a man, who is reportedly a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, got various free meals at KFC franchises across Durban.

The report stated the man pretended to be a member from headquarters sent to test the quality of their food.

Through his alleged lie, the man managed to get free KFC meals for a year before he was caught.

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The story quickly went viral and South Africans dubbed the man a legend.

Twitter user @deansleckie commented: "He should be knighted, not arrested!! The guy is a freaking legend!!!"

READ ALSO: Mzansi reacts to video of SAPS officer who appears intoxicated decided to take a closer look at the report and we determined it was fake news. There's no hero in a KFC cape, in fact, the entire story was fabricated.

According to Business Insider SA, KFC Africa's public affairs director, Thabisa Mkhwanazi, confirmed the story was fake news.

"We follow strict operational processes" she said, adding: "Any unauthorised individuals posing as KFC team members in our restaurants and head office would have been picked up immediately."

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