Fake messages are currently circulating on social media, claiming that people who visit the Mitchells Plain Hospital are dying. The Western Cape Government confirmed this is fake news and urges residents not to share it further.

According to the fake news voice note, a doctor told a patient to stay away from the hospital as they will die if they visit the facility.

The voice note falsely alleges that you will be taken to a COVID-19 ward and given a ‘death injection’, which will cause you to die in a few days.

The Western Cape Government Health has issued a statement confirming this voice note is false and encourages the public to be wary of fake news. All Western Cape Government Health Facilities are open and providing much-needed healthcare services.


The voice note will be reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation.

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