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FAKE-NEWS: Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga ‘Switch off Headlamps’ Quote

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a circulating report, the South African Government’s Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga has advised drivers that switching your car’s headlamps off when driving at night can save fuel.

Supposedly Chikunga uttered the words while addressing a large crowd in Limpopo. 

But, of course, the claims are untrue. Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga did not make such a statement. The false report comes from a fake-news website called “News Updates South Africa”, which bills itself as “South Africa’s number 1 news satire website.

And there are no credible news reports that support the claims made in the satirical article.

The report is obviously not intended to be taken seriously and is perhaps intended to highlight concerns in South Africa about rising petrol prices.

It is wise to verify any strange or unusual stories that come your way before sharing them.


Headlamps Off To Save Fuel Fake-News


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