- Zakes Bantwini claims that at least four people died when their ventilators switched off due to load-shedding
- Zakes Bantwini shared that he knows the four patients who succumbed to the virus when their ventilators stopped working on Thursday
- Social media users have accused Zakes Bantwini of misleading people with his claim
Zakes Bantwini has been accused of lying after he claimed that at least four people died recently due to load-shedding. The musician took to social media on Thursday night, 14 January and shared that he knows at least four people who succumbed to Covid-19 because their ventilators stopped working due to load-shedding.
Eskom implemented Stage 2 load-shedding from Thursday midday. Zakes said he wondered how many people lost their loved ones because Eskom switched off power in their areas. The star took to Twitter and wrote:
"I know at least 4ppl who passed today, their ventilations stopped working because of load shedding. I wonder how many ppl lost their loved ones today because of load shedding, can we at least deal with one pandemic at a time pls #COVID19 #Loadshedding #Eskom."
Tweeps took to the Amanga hitmaker's comment section on the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on his post. Check out some of their comments below:
"You just just decide to LIE unprovoked. Hospitals have backup generators. All these 4 people u know happened to be in ventilators????"
"But Zakes never mentioned the name Hospital, what if they had ventilations at home? Reading is a skill."
"Even if they have backup! You will notice where there is a backup, everything just stops for a moment while the backup generator automatically starts to be on! What’s happening to the person using oxygen at that time?"
"Were they using ventilators at home? Because it couldn’t have been at the hospitals."
"No Zakes stop misleading people... Let's deal with one pandemic plzzzz."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi celebs also joined the Twitter conversation around the Covid-19 vaccine. They have shared their two cents on the vaccine. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the entertainers who took to the micro-blogging app to share whether they'll get vaccinated for the virus or not.
A fan asked Lerato Kganyago if she'll take the vaccine and she said yes. The Metro FM presenter responded to another tweep who told her to take the dose without tweeting about it:
"Wena you want to tell people when and what to tweet!!! I AM GETTING THE VACCINE, it's my right hle."
Author and former YouTuber Khaya Dlanga shared that he will definitely take the vaccine when his turn comes. He wrote on Twitter:
"I will definitely be taking the vaccine when it becomes available."
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Source: Briefly News