Citizen Reporter
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17 May 2017
10:45 am

Comedian Alfred Ntombela is not dead

Citizen Reporter

A fake news website has been spreading rumours that Ntombela died in a car accident.

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

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.