PRETORIA, South Africa’s newly appointed Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has issued a strong warning to the individuals behind the fake Twitter accounts impersonating him.
A statement condemning the accounts was issued by the Minister’s office here Wednesday. The mushrooming Twitter handles in the name of the Minister are viewed as sinister and are aimed at dragging the name of Minister Cele [through the] mud …. in the social media space for reasons best known to the ghost operators, the Minister’s spokesperson, Nonkululeko Phokane, said.
Phokane said any Twitter account or any social media account operating in the Minister’s name is fake and that no one is authorised to operate any social media account in his name.
While Phokane acknowledged Twitter as a respectable communication platform, she emphasised that all official communication on matters of the Office of the Minister of Police will be communicated by the office.
However, Phokane said, Cele welcomed positive feedback from genuine individuals on social media.
Minister Cele has also observed all social media comments from genuine individuals since his appointment and has positively welcomed and received all of them as building blocks towards a concerted effort in creating a safe South Africa for all.
Source: NAM News Network