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Noxolo Grootboom distances herself from viral food voucher pledge

Former SABC news anchor Noxolo Grootboom has distanced herself from a Twitter account in her name, offering to help five families with food vouchers in KwaZulu-Natal.

She told a local publication on Wednesday that she does not have any social media accounts and that her attempts to have the Twitter account in her name blocked have been unsuccessful.

As parts of KwaZulu-Natal continue to be ravaged by looting and destruction of infrastructure, many have lost their jobs.

The account, which has over 12,000 followers tweeted on Wednesday: “During these difficult times, I’d like to help 5 families with food vouchers. Send me a dm [direct message].”

We reached out to two Twitter users who “received” the food vouchers, but neither has responded at the time of publishing this article


It all started with 25-year old Emelda Masango who shared her services. Her post was shared by over 1,000 users, who asked to join her.

Her company shut down at the weekend and staff were told to stay at home.

“I was feeling so sad about all the things going on around me and wanted to do something to help to make things better,” said Masango about her decision to offer her cleaning services for free. She said the groups will start the clean up next week.



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