Fake Facebook account of SA minister discovered

A Facebook user has impersonated Women’s Minister Lulu Xingwana and is asking for funds in her name, her office said on Tuesday.

“We therefore want to put it on record that Minister Xingwana does not have and has never had a Facebook page,” her office said in a statement.

The department urged the public not to donate funds to Xingwana’s impersonator or disclose any bank account details to them.

The impersonator apparently appealed for donations, claiming that the money was being raised for a good cause.

“We urge members of the public to report these incidents to the police in cases where they come across such scams.”

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Fake Facebook account of SA minister discovered