The South African Police Service has noted with great concern about a fake news story circulating on social media, which quotes the National Police Commissioner, General KJ Sitole as saying: “White people brought crime to South Africa” among other said quotes. The SAPS can state categorically that the utterances attributed to the National Commissioner are untrue.
These utterances are clearly aimed at portraying the National Commissioner in a negative light as well as to undermine excellent collaboration between the SAPS and Community toward the fight against crime. These continuous fake news postings should be condemned in the strongest possible way.
Users of social media must carefully consider the truthfulness of information before they decide to share it with other social media users. The SAPS calls on all who have published, seen or received the false news article, to ignore it and to refrain from sharing or disseminating false information.
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