Celebrities 17.5.2017 10:45 am

Comedian Alfred Ntombela is not dead

Alfred 'Shorty' Ntombela gives interviews on the red carpet, 20 November 2013, for the movie premiere of 'Schuks! Your Country Needs You' at The Zone, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: Alaister Russell

Alfred 'Shorty' Ntombela gives interviews on the red carpet, 20 November 2013, for the movie premiere of 'Schuks! Your Country Needs You' at The Zone, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: Alaister Russell

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.

 

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