Shimza under fire from Blaklez after an 'insensitive' coronavirus joke

Shimza under fire from Blaklez after an 'insensitive' coronavirus joke

- The coronavirus has people in a stir and scared of what will happen next

- Shimza shared a joke about the virus' spread that did not sit well with everyone

- Fellow musician Blaklez told him to be careful about not spreading fake news on social media

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Reports about cases of the coronavirus in Africa had people almost losing their minds - the deadly virus is cause for serious concern.

When it was said Zimbabwe had its first case, the country was distraught.

South African muso Shimza thought he'd lighten the mood and share a joke that he read or heard elsewhere.

However, not everyone found the tweet funny.

Here's how part of it read:

"First Corona Virus Case Recorded In Zimbabwe! Health officials at Avenues Clinic confirmed that a healthy baby boy named Corona Virus Moyo was born this morning at 2:30am. Congratulations to the parents!!"

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Despite admitting he stole the post, Shimza actually ticked off a number of people, and fellow artist Blaklez jumped in to advise him that he should be careful about the posts he shares.

"Lots of people on this app don’t read everything in its entirety. Possible for fake news to spread from a joke."

Although Shimza's joke backfired on him, many other South Africans managed to make people chuckle with their reaction to the coronavirus. reported earlier on how South Africans can't take anything seriously - not even this virus.

It was revealed the first Covid-19 virus case has been confirmed in South Africa. Initially, South Africans panicked about the news but it did not take long for them to start cracking jokes.

Social media users shared hilarious photos of themselves getting ready for a possible outbreak.

Gotta love the South African sense of humour!

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