What does it mean in the news story that Mpho Moerane is “fighting for his life?” Do they imply that he is still alive? Or are they implying that he is still alive? That profession despises precision. All of George Orwell’s writing was for naught.
Mpho Moerane, the former Joburg executive mayor and ANC Joburg treasurer, is alive and well in hospital. On Sunday afternoon, word spread on social media that he had died.
The Moerane family spoke out against “inhumanity and error.” Last week, Moerane was in a car accident, and his district said he was healing and receiving therapy.
“We want to confirm that Moerane is not dead, he is still in the hospital, he is stable and recovering. We call on all those who spread false news announcing his death to refrain from taking how their actions hurt Moerane’s family, friends and comrades, ‘ said family spokesman Mike Maile.
Mailer described the people behind the fake news spread as ruthless people bent on inflicting unimaginable pain on their families, who have focused all of their energies on working with medical professionals to help Morane recover.
Mailer went on to say that declaring a living person dead is against tradition and that people should not back down from efforts to advance the agenda they are after. “We call on members of the media and all to respect the privacy of the Moerane family and to show them respect and dignity,” Maile said.
Mailer clarified in a tweet that it was not Morane who died. “Cde Mpho Mashini died, not Cde. Mpho Moerane. Condolences to Cde’s family. Mpho Machinini!” read the tweet. People took to various social media platforms to wish Moerane a speedy recovery.