There have been a lot of celebrity death hoaxes lately in the TL’s and it’s getting out of hand. The latest Zaleb to fall victim to this is Amapiano star Jobe London. Some Twitter users sent out tweets suggesting that the star had passed on.
Not so long ago, he issued a statement from his legal representatives about the matter. According to the letter posted, legal issues were clearly breached.
“After a thorough consultation with our client Thabang Thanyane, known professionally as Jobe London, it is apparent that conscious and legal issues were beached during the spreading of rumours in relation to a false death reported through various social media accounts.
It is further clear through the instruction of our client that previously, claims have been introduced to the effect of false rumours declaring an unknown illness.
It is a case of concern wherein such have cause prejudice and harm to the character, personality and psychological well-being of Mr Thanyane.”
It further stated that in as much as everyone has the freedom to express themselves, they also have the responsibility to ensure that they don’t affect someone’s personality or character.
“Although it is commonly known that our constitution provides for numerous freedom of speech or expression it should be duly known that despite the freedoms certain limitations are curtailed, it is therefore common understanding that such freedoms should be limited to the extent no application may result in the damage or harm of another’s personality or character.
“Henceforth, clarity and discretion shall be applied before any false commentary is expressed, it is, therefore, our client’s intention to ensure legal action in future should any individual or entity lodge defamatory comments.”
Going forth, his legal team will take legal action should anyone spread such fake news about their client.
“As under the auspices of our law, defamatory may result in either criminal or civil action. Azania Legal Advisory and Consultancy will be in continuous consultation and communication with Mr Thabang Thanyane, professionally known as Jobe London to ensure continuous legal protection with the assistance and instruction to Ditabe and Wagner Attorneys partnering with Azania Legal Advisory and consultancy.”
Former Yo.tv presenter Psyfo was another celeb to fall victim to a death hoax. Responding to the fake news, he expressed his disappointment.
“I thought I should ignore this but then again I thought there is something very deep and sad that needs to be highlighted about social media and its impact on depression and anxiety. This culture of wanting to be famous at the expense of someone else’s depression is not cool,” responded the star in part.
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