Masechaba Ndlovu has caused panic by saying that the death toll of coronavirus increased from 64 on Tuesday to 116 on Wednesday!ust a week after being appointed as the spokesperson for the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture,
“The message is unambiguous. People must listen to what the president has said. There is no ‘if’ or ‘maybe’, people are dying. The death toll was at 64 yesterday, we now stand at 116,” wrote Masechaba Ndlovu in a very bold manner.
After being lambasted and thrown in a boxing ring by fellow South Africans on social media, she clarified and apologized for her first public blunder in the office of the minister as a spokesperson.
“To clarify, “the number of people infected with Coronavirus now stands at 116”. Thank you Twitter family. Let’s continue to take the necessary measures to curb the spread of this Virus. My apologies for giving you a fright,” said Masechaba Ndlovu.
We are still trying to understand what did she mean when she said “to clarify” because an error was reported and it needed to be corrected. We don’t need clarity in her previous statement because it was clear she reported: “deaths” instead of “infections”.
Masechaba Ndlovu’s appointment by minster Nathi Mthethwa was announced last Thursday on social media and apparently former spokesperson Asanda Magaqa found out the same way that she was booted as the spokesperson for the “honorable” minister Nathi Mthethwa.
“I am pleased to welcome Masechaba Ndlovu to the Department of Sports, Arts and, Culture as my newly appointed Spokesperson. As a Department, we know that you will play an integral part in executing our motto of laying the foundation for greatness,” said Nathi Mthethwa.
Masechaba Ndlovu is a Zambian-born South African actress, television producer, and presenter best-known for presenting shows such as Weekend Live, Into Africa, Afro Showbiz and eNews.
Having earned her media studies qualification in which she majored in journalism, video broadcasting and public relations, Masechaba Ndlovu got a chance to carry out her formal skills and acquired further knowledge at Urban Brew Studios.
Masechaba Ndlovu also hosted the SABC1 reality competition One Day Leader, in 2011 and again in 2013.
Social Media Reacts:
This is worse than Marikana. On this day 18, March 2020 Masechaba Ndlovu created a massacre. pic.twitter.com/JV1gOA55nw
— Moabi (@MoabiMo) March 18, 2020
This is not a time to be making mistakes….Masechaba must know better…. but we forgive her and move.
— MJ Matodzi (@mjmatodzi) March 18, 2020
Masechaba has made a mistake like we all do. BuT that might be prophetic already, let’s watch these space.
— Kumkani (@Kumkani_Kalipa) March 18, 2020
That’s exactly the same rationale Masechaba applied. Labeling things the way that “feels good”. Death toll must have felt good to her the same way it feels to you to label it a mistake.
— Spithi_phithi (@Sphithi_phithi_) March 18, 2020
Masechaba out here leaking some confidential information to the public…………..what if she’s telling us what the government is hiding from us?
She said “unambiguous” ??? pic.twitter.com/l9hkupiFui
— [La]ssy ? Laden (@AHT_YssY) March 18, 2020
Aren’t these announcements supposed to be made / confirmed by the health ministry? Who are her sources? Masechaba o careless especially given what the world is going through
— Pule (@Pule_Rainn) March 18, 2020