Manyi warns of Facebook impersonator

Monday, April 30, 2012

Pretoria - Cabinet spokesperson and GCIS CEO, Jimmy Manyi, has called on Facebook users not to be misled by impersonators on the social media website.

Manyi said in a statement on Monday that he was shocked to discover that he has an impersonator(s) on Facebook.

He confirmed that he has never personally or by delegation operated on Facebook.

"I am not active on Facebook and all the communication taking place in my name on Facebook is misleading," Manyi said.

He further dismissed and disassociated himself from all content related to the account users.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) is working with law enforcement agencies to clamp down on the impersonators and has called on those involved in the illegal acts to desist from impersonating Manyi.

"It is shocking and outrageous to find myself confronted with these devious and illegal acts," Manyi said.

GCIS spokesperson Neo Momodu said: "GCIS is concerned that these impersonators are misleading the public as Mr Manyi occupies a position associated with communicating critical information on behalf of Cabinet."

Momodu urged the impersonators to stop engaging the public in the name of Manyi and warned the so-called Manyi Facebook friends that they have befriended an imposter and impersonator.

"The Cabinet Spokesperson, Mr Jimmy Manyi is not active on Facebook," Momodu confirmed.

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