Education department dismisses fake news about school closures

The department slammed fraudulent attempts to confuse the public, which might contribute to ‘hysteria’.

The department of basic education dismissed as fake news a document purporting to be a circular saying that schools would close for four weeks from Monday.
“South Africans must ignore the misleading document as it was not issued by the department. It is not a formal circular. The signature of the director-general was lifted from the guidelines sent out to schools earlier this week.”