A fake news website has been spreading rumours that Ntombela died in a car accident.
Comedian and actor Alfred Ntombela, best known for his character as ‘Shorty’ in Leon Schuster’s movies, is not dead. A fake news website report has been doing the rounds on social media claiming that Ntombela died in a car accident.
Some people on Twitter saw the post and started sending condolences to his family. “Rest in Peace Alfered Ntombela aka ‘Shorty’ who passed away in a car accident this morning. He shall be missed,” one tweeted, getting a retweet from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.
But social cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee has tweeted Mbalula, telling him the story was fake news. Talk show host Faizal Sayed also tweeted a picture of himself with the comedian and said the rumours were false.
Actor Alfred Ntombela aka "shorty" is alive and well. Rumors that he died in a car accident are false. pic.twitter.com/fLaKMjnj5C
— #CR17Siyavuma (@MadVocate_) May 17, 2017