President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is the latest Mauritian personality to be targeted by fake news creators after Miss Mauritius Bessika Bucktowar fell victim to a similar disgusting prank last week.

A Fox News copycat website published a distasteful article about the Mauritian president saying her two children Adam and Imaam Fakim had died in a car crash in the United States.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was understandably horrified by what she read online. Here's what she had to say:

This form of fake news is similar to the one practiced by the Mauritian Yogesh Kumar Ramsahye in the recent past when he made a fake copycat website of Top FM and was then sued by the company.

Now that a political figure has been targeted, will Mauritian authorities at last make a move to clamp down on fake news and its creators? Let's wait and see.


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