- A South African influencer is being accused of faking her own kidnapping as her name trends online
- Nomfundo Radebe's kidnapping story was live-tweeted by her on Twitter, but South Africans are not convinced
- #Nomfundo is still trending on the microblogging app as SAns demand some sort of justice be served as they believe she faked the incident
Nomfundo Radebe (@NOMFEEZUS on Twitter) is an influencer who is currently trending on the social networking site. Nomfundo is being accused by many South Africans of faking her own kidnapping.
Nomfundo has deleted a series of tweets where she asks for help and uploads the number of a man by the name of Andrew. SAns were concerned for her safety and believed that the number she shared was the number of her kidnapper.
It turns out, Andrew was a friend of hers. Many aspects of Nomfundo's alleged kidnapping aren't making sense when added together. SAns want her to be punished for allegedly faking her own kidnapping.
Nomfundo shared a post on Twitter explaining that she shared Andrew's cellphone number online as he was the only person she knew in Cape Town. Nomfundo added that her mother was unaware that she was in Cape Town and her friends were on a flight to Durban.
She followed up the explanation post with this:
Below are some of the tweets under the #Nomfundo tag:
"#Nomfundo should be arrested the same years a kidnapper would have got if he was found guilty... The falsifying of rape/kidnapping is a slap in a face of real GBV victims..."
"Some women still defending that #nomfundo girl... Wow wow we tweet amongst much ignorance."
"People must stop this nonsense of pulling stunts saying they are missing while they are having a good time, there’s a high rate of human trafficking and GBV call me insensitive, but it has to stop y’all ruining chances for people who really need help #nomfundo."
In other trending news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that #VoetsekBhekiCele trended alongside #VoetsekANC. This past Friday, South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has joined the "voetsek" list.
#VoetsekBhekiCele is trended alongside #VoetsekANC as South Africans expressed disdain for Cele.
Cele recently took to inspecting SA beaches in order to keep citizens from breaking the lockdown rules that were recently set into place by President Cyril Ramaphosa following a second wave in Covid-19 cases in certain parts of the country.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!