Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation rubbishes claims the beloved Arch has died
The fake news spread like wildfire earlier on Wednesday after a Twitter account under the name of Bishop Stephen Moreo, tweeted he had died.
“The Diocese of Johannesburg decries the falsehood being spread on social media and asks people to respond with extreme caution to fake media reports such as this,” it stated.South Africans began to mourn the revered reverend online before the Desmond Tutu Foundation commented on the viral tweet confirming it was fake news.
“The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation can confirm this is not true, it is fake news. @TheDesmondTutu as well as Mrs Leah Tutu are still with us. Thank you,” the tweet read.It released a statement on its own Twitter account shortly afterwards, stating it condemned the mischievous news.
“The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation outrightly condemns the false, irresponsible, mischievous news that has been circulated today about our Founder Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Archbishop Tutu is firmly with us,” read the statement.This is not the first time fake news of his death did the rounds. In 2018, fake media reports claimed he died while on a visit to the US. headtopics.com
Tutu, recently urged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after he and his wife, Leah, received their jabs on the first day of the vaccine roll-out for over-60s. Read more: IOL News »
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Italian 'journalist' reportedly behind fake Archbishop Desmond Tutu tweetSocial media post decried as fake as Tutu Legacy Foundation says The Arch is alive and well. MarkOsuchukwu Very disappointed ☹️
Italian 'journalist' reportedly behind fake Archbishop Desmond Tutu tweetSocial media post decried as fake as Tutu Legacy Foundation says The Arch is alive and well.
Fake news: Desmond Tutu is not dead and he has beer plans with his sonNews of his death is fake but someone had already gone as far as updating the archbishop's Wikipedia page with his date of demise. Sick people do this.😡😠🤬👿
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