Let me take those who might feel this is ambiguous in a journey of making it unambiguous, well, that’s how BOLD Masechaba Ndlovu was when she was committing a panic that could have been worse than the Marikana massacre.
“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.
I don’t care where you got that error from, you still continued to report it as an error! Masechaba Ndlovu you’re very ignorant, first of all, the reality of what is affecting the global community at large. To second that, you’ve failed dismally to do the job you’re contractually obliged to. What kind of spokesperson are you? The one, yes that one who corrects an error by saying, “to clarify,?
What are you clarifying when you’ve said your message was unambiguous? Sis’, you’ve committed an error and such an error needs to be corrected and not be given some “sort” of clarity.
Something like, “I apologize, sincerely doing so, for causing panic in relation to the coronavirus. I had said the death toll from coronavirus was at 116, instead of saying those infected were at least 116.” That’s a correction – in fact, issue a statement explaining the entire background to that silly tweet. But, that statement will be for us to make sense, it will never erase what you’ve done!
You might have been right by clarifying it and using such a word, well, provided that you did not say the message was “unambiguous”.
“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.
You didn’t just give us a “fright”, a lot could have happened, and when such happens; chances are we might have had an uncontrollable situation.
Your position as a spokesperson does not warrant such huge mistakes. We have a Constitution that allows us to live out of fear, and you’ve undermined that right by causing such fear.
That’s why I said above you’re ignorant, not only you failed as a spokesperson but you failed as a human-being too. You’re living in your own world. How can Masechaba Ndlovu the person not know deaths compared to infections? This is why Masechaba the spokesperson didn’t engage the other Masechaba because she failed from there.
What makes me angry is that I have so much confidence in you! Anyway, we all make such silly mistakes! But this one! Yhoo! It’s huge!
You should be arrested for spreading fake news at this very ugly time in our lifetime…