The post was made on a Facebook account bearing same names as that of the EFF leader.
“If churches are being shut down for the purpose of saving lives, was there a need to have them in the first place? The Facebook account peddled.
The account went on to make another baseless opinion about churches and pastors.
Why is it fake news? EFF’s Julius Malema has indicated many times that he does not own a Facebook account.
It is important to verify information online and review it before spreading. Most prominent figures accounts are verified online. Without the blue tick or the owner personally confirming the account, it could be anyone.
The government of South Africa has also issued a warning to peddlers of fake news during the lockdown.
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