- Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane is not dead as reports on social media have claimed
- The former Isibaya star took to Twitter to slam the reports of his death as absolutely fake news
- Menzi went as far as reporting the person responsible for the fake eNCA account that "broke" the news of his death
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Menzi Ngubane has slammed fake news reports that claimed he has passed away.
The veteran actor took to Twitter to ask his fans to help him stop the "barbaric behaviour" of spreading fake news.
A fake eNCA Twitter account, which has since been deleted, tweeted that the actor had died after he was admitted to hospital with a recurring kidney problem.
Menzi described the tweet as "fake news".
"Fake news!!! I've reported this person. Please help me stop this barbaric behaviour."
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Ilanga newspaper had reported that Menzi, who has bagged a role on The Queen, was in a critical condition in hospital.
Following this report, Menzi's fans flooded his social media pages with prayers and wished him a speedy recovery.
Briefly.co.za reported that the star's wife, Sisekelo Sishuba, also slammed the "inaccurate and unverified news" reports.
Sikelelo (who is much-loved by her adoring hubby), issued a statement to set the record straight on the former Isibaya star's condition.
She confirmed that her husband was receiving family support and recuperating after doctors had been concerned about his health.
Menzi's family asked Mzansi peeps to refrain from spreading fake news.
"The family is also aware that due to the spread of this inaccurate and unverified news, his fans have even gone as far as sending their messages of his speedy recovery on social media, spawning an unwarranted social media panic. We understand their concerns and support for Menzi, but as the family, we appeal to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that has not been verified and confirmed by the family."
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