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Fake government Facebook account

Fraud Alert:

Pretoria – Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Friday warned against fake Facebook accounts purported to belong to her.

“Minister Joemat-Pettersson again wishes to advise the media and the general public that she does not have any Facebook account in her personal capacity or name, no matter how genuine these may be made to look,” the department said in a statement.

The department said the various Facebook accounts that have emerged over the past few months are fictitious, fake and illegally setup in her name.

“These accounts are designed with the sole purpose of embarrassing the Minister and are nothing more than part of an obnoxious smear campaign. Facebook has been advised accordingly.”

The department encouraged stakeholders in the energy sector and the general public are encouraged to follow activities of the Minister through the department’s various social media platforms to access news and information relating to the Minister’s activities.

The department’s official social media accounts are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoERSA

Twitter: @Energy_ZA

Instagram: @doesouthafrica . – SAnews.gov.za