Zimbabwean in Pretoria last week fell victims of a food aid hoax after an audio circulated on WhatsApp instructing food-insecure people to congregate at 10 AM on Wednesday last week at a park in Pretoria where they would get food aid from footballers Khama Billiat and Nyasha Mushekwi, Zim Morning Post reports
According to the publication:
There was a considerable turn out as Zimbaweans could be seen milling around the park as early as 9 am in anticipation of the relief aid amid a nationwide Lockdown to stave off coronavirus.
By midday the writers witnessed people still milling around expecting someone to turn up with the goodies.
South African Police reportedly approached the crowds and were briefed about the agenda of the meeting and left the congregants to their devices which never materialised according to the publication. Billiat was also sucked in another food aid hoax earlier this month and he had to release a statement denouncing the claims that he was going to donate food to Zimbos in SA.
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