While the country is still mourning the sudden death of hip-hop icon HHP, a troll took to Twitter, spreading fake news that former "Generations" actress and businesswoman Sophie Lichaba nee Ndaba has passed away.
The rumours started circulating on the streets of Twitterville, including claims that SABC3’s "Expresso Show" broke the news on Tuesday morning.
However, speaking to The Juice, Sophie's daughter, Shallon Ndaba, had no kind words for fake news manufacturers, before dismissing reports about her mother's death, saying: "She is very much alive."
Sophie is best-known for playing the role of Queen Moroka on the SABC 1 soapie, Generations.
The original source of the rumours are still unknown.
Expresso Morning Show, who was believed to have reported on the 46-year-old actress' death quickly dismissed claims, tweeting: "The rumours about Sophie Ndaba's death is false and we did not report on any news about her on the show today."
The rumours about Sophie Ndaba's death is false and we did not report on any news about her on the show today 🙏 #ExpressoShow
— Expresso Show (@expressoshow) October 30, 2018
The fake news about her death is quite unfortunate especially considering that Sophie is a mother and a married woman.
Just a month ago the actress and businesswoman had to defend herself after people raised concerns about her drastic weight loss transformation.
Sophie explained that she had to lose weight as it was endangering her health especially as a person who is living with diabetes.
"I'm sending my love to all my friends and family who are concerned about my weight and health. Living with Diabetes doesn't mean my life must stop. It means I will fight to live and encourage those who already are suffering from this deadly disease. Help others prevent it.
I started my weight loss journey because I was Obese and it affected my health. I made a confident choice to start eating well and lose weight. Yes it's been a year of healthy eating and I'm proud of where I am. I want to encourage those who are struggling with obesity and say don't worry what people think even if they will think you're dying. Being overweight landed me in hospital. I made my weight loss choice, " she shared.
Sophie is yet another celebrity who has fallen into the long list of celebrity death hoax that have been announced during the years.