Noxolo Grootboom

Noxolo Grootboom is back on our TV screens. Image via Twitter @sdu_mpembe/Twitter

No food vouchers: Noxolo Grootboom slams fake Twitter account

Retired broadcaster Noxolo Grootboom has rubbished a Twitter account that is using her name to promise people food vouchers.

Noxolo Grootboom

Noxolo Grootboom is back on our TV screens. Image via Twitter @sdu_mpembe/Twitter

Noxolo Grootboom has spoken out against people using her name to make false promises to those who have been affected by the looting and riots in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

This comes after a fake account using her name promised people food vouchers.

Grootboom clarifies that she is not on Twitter

Retired broadcaster and esteemed journalist Noxolo Grootboom spoke out against a fake account after an account holder using her name tweeted that they were giving away food vouchers to people affected by the looting and riots that have plagued various parts of South Africa this past week.

Grootboom told TimesLIVE that she does not have a Twitter account. She also explained that attempts to have accounts using her name removed, have proven to be futile.

The account which has more than 12 000 followers wrote:

“During these difficult times. I’d like to help five families with food vouchers send me a dm.”

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Wool over many eyes

Many people seemed to have been tricked into believing the person behind the account was actually the retired broadcaster. Sadly, many of them praised “Grootboom” for her kindness in the comment section.

“This country really needs people like you.” wrote @MamianeMike.

While @Thamzin_villa said:

“God bless you, ma’am.”

Claims of vouchers received

While Grootboom has made it very clear that the account does not belong to her. A few locals claimed to have actually received the food voucher.

“Thank you, mama I got it,” wrote @busisiwemchunuu

TimesLIVE has however reported that when contacted for information about the supposed food vouchers, the Twitter user did not offer any response.

With many people desperate for help, it is very easy to fall victim to fake accounts publishing fake news or looking for ways to scam and deceive.

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