Fact check: Duduzane Zuma's "official" Twitter account confirmed a fake

Fact check: Duduzane Zuma's "official" Twitter account confirmed a fake

- It was recently confirmed that a Twitter account that seemingly belonged to Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma is a fake

- While the account has been called fake numerous times, it still seemed to attract thousands of followers daily

- Online tools have helped lead to the discovery that the account is indeed a fake

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It has recently been confirmed that the account @Duduzane__Zuma is that of an imposter and is not in any way associated with the actual former President, Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma. While there have been many speculations over the authenticity of the account previously, it still seemed to attract thousands of unsuspecting followers.

According to a AfricaCheck, online tools were used to verify and track the origins of the account. It allegedly first belonged to someone with the username, Bantukazi Biko, who had also been connected to the Black First Land party.

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They also reported that the account then changed its name to Duduzane__Zuma a little while later. The account quickly started generating a following despite Duduzane himself stating that it was not his. Below is the fake account that claims to be the official Duduzane Zuma page.

Fact check: Duduzane Zuma "official" Twitter account confirmed a fake

Fake Zuma account. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

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The businessman's twin sister also tried to stop the impersonator in his or her tracks setting the record straight that the account is not her brother's in a tweet that read, "My twin brother Duduzane Zuma does not have a Twitter account, SA will know when Duduzane Zuma decides to 'walk' onto these Twitter streets."

Fact check: Duduzane Zuma Twitter account confirmed a fake

Dudu Zuma says account is fake. Source: AfricaCheck
Source: Depositphotos

And when those efforts seemingly went in vain, Jacob Zuma himself pointed out that the account did not belong to his beloved Duduzane. Meanwhile, AfricaCheck made use of various online tools to ascertain that the account was a fake.

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Briefly.co.za also reported Mzansi is happy to welcome the 'new normal' with the announcement of Level 1 lockdown coming into effect from Sunday at midnight. Citizens seemed the happiest to welcome the relaxation of the restrictions on alcohol, which will now be available from shops on Fridays, as well as the curfew being shortened to between midnight and 4am.

Ramaphosa's call for the nation to participate in Master KG's sensational Jerusalema Challenge on Heritage Day has also inspired immense love from numerous people. Robert Marawa, media personality, was ecstatic and commented on this unexpected announcement:

"President encourages a Jerusalema Challenge on Heritage Day! We await him and his Cabinet to lead us in this regard. Salute Master KG, I thank you."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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