- A grade 12 learner was initially lauded as the "top" student in the country
- He was eventually exposed for fabricating the story via social media
- The youngster recently shared some details behind the tall story
Lufezo Tandapi recently received acclaim and hailed as one of Mzansi's brightest young minds.
The 18-year-old grade 12 learner was touted to be the top student in the country.
After sharing the "news" via Facebook, Lufezo's posts went viral as thousands lavished praise on him.
Following the release of the official results, Lufezo has been exposed as a fraud who pulled the wool over Mzansi's eyes.
However, The Herald reported that the youngster remains upbeat and sees the funny side.
Lufezo said, “After getting lots of attention from my first post about the invite, I decided to continue with the lie.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Greenbushes resident attracted quite a bit of negative energy as well.
Lufezo added, “I am fine despite some of the negative comments I have been getting from people who truly believed me."
Briefly.co.za learnt that Lufezo came up with the idea when a different student shared a similar social media post and claimed to be one of the country's top students.
That particular post failed to muster much of a reaction. However, when Lufezo tried his luck, he was astonished to discover that it had received 10 000 likes.
Lufezo sent a few follow-up posts and they all garnered great support.
Eventually, he was undone and shared a final update by saying:
"You've been shucks by Lufezo Tandapi."
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