SAHRC slams claims foreign national tampering in 2 minute noodle deaths
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CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has noted with concern messages on social media which claim that the possible contamination of the popular ‘2 minute noodles’ is the result of tampering by illegal immigrants.
The Commission said suggestions that the tragic deaths of five children in two different provinces are the result of revenge by foreign nationals, are irresponsible and have no basis in fact.
“The Commission reminds the public that official sources, being the Department of Health and South African Police Services, are still investigating the possible contamination. At this stage there is no evidence to suggest any possible tampering or any link with foreign-owned businesses. Should there be cause for concern, the authorities will communicate this,” the SAHRC said.
Until such time as the health authorities confirm the cause of the death of the three children in the Eastern Cape and the two children in Limpopo, and the police have traced the source of any contamination, should any be found, the Commission urged communities across the country to remain vigilant against the irresponsible spreading of any messages which attempt to link the deaths to any alleged revenge plot.
“Health authorities have postulated a possible recall of the products concerned, should the evidence indicate that this is required. Should you receive messages of this nature, please do not forward them and advise the sender of the message that this is unproven allegation and fake news,” the SAHRC said.