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.”