Social media yesterday was filled with new feeds that veteran politician John Tembo has died.
On Tuesday evening, the Malawi social media squares were filled up with fake posts by some WhatsApp and Facebook users claiming that JZU Tembo, who served as Malawi Congress Party President was no more.
But it is not true that JZU Tembo has died.
In fact his son, John Tembo Jnr made a strong condemnation of the hoax and the people that made the posts.
He said his father was in good health and that he had just finished watching with him the world cup match between Egypt and Russia- a match the hosts impressively beat the African side 3-1.
He has since asked God to ‘forgive them’ while calling the people behind the hoax as being ‘shortsighted’.
Zodiac Broadcasting Station ZBS also had an interview with JZU Tembo earlier today on breaking news confirming that JZU Tembo Is still in good health.
The 86 year old has since the 1960’s been a key politician in Malawi, and he was a key figure in the regime of Hastings Banda (1964–1994).