Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has condemned the burning and destruction of cellphone network tower infrastructure amid baseless conspiracy theories incorrectly linking the COVID-19 pandemic to 5G.
This week alone, three telecommunications network infrastructure towers belonging to Vodacom and MTN were burnt and destroyed in KwaZulu-Natal.
The minister strongly condemned these attacks and called on police to act swiftly and arrest those behind the vandalism.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic here on home soil almost a year ago, there have been several dangerous campaigns falsely linking 5G to the spread of the virus.
The World Health Organization strongly condemned these false and unfounded conspiracy theories.
Ndabeni-Abrahams warned South Africans that destroying infrastructure could land them in jail.
The department was finalizing a draft policy for the rollout of 5G following public consultations.
— Dpt of Communications & Digital Technologies (@CommsZA) January 7, 2021
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