Khama Billiat has reacted furiously to a social media post claiming that his daughter Kimberly had been shot dead in South Africa.
Renowned Ghanaian journalist Nuhu Adams tweeted saying Kimberly (10) had been shot and killed at a mall in South Africa.
Billiat, through his agent Godfrey ‘Vokal’ Bakasa, later released a statement rubbishing the social media report. The statement read:
Bad journalism got people writing unverified and fake news! All in the name of click-baiting! Utterly disappointed with people who write and circulate fake stories especially about a kid’s life.
As grown-ups, we can do better. Kimberly Billiat is alive, the only harm that can come her way is the rubbish some adults post for hype.
Adams has since issued a public apology to the Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs star for his initial post. He tweeted:
Very sorry to everyone here for the news I tweeted about Khama Billiat and his daughter.
I got the news from a very reliable source but there is no iota of truth.
My apologies to Khama Billiat and his family and everybody who was affected and all South Africans.