Shocking April Fools’ Day Joke Causes Outrage in Chinhoyi
Chinhoyi’s municipality has been thrown into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons following a malicious April Fools’ Day joke. The prank involved a fake message circulated on social media alleging that a vagrant had drowned in one of the council’s waterworks. According to the message, the decomposing body was the cause of the water shortage being experienced in the area.
Chinhoyi’s municipality spokesperson, Tichaona Mlauzi, has condemned the prank, describing it as a joke in very bad taste. He confirmed that there have been no deaths reported at the council’s waterworks plant.
Mlauzi stated that if there had been any deaths at the plant, the police would have been informed immediately.
“I think someone wanted to make an April Fools’ joke, but it was in bad taste.
“We have not had any deaths at our waterworks plant.
“If there had been a death at the plant, it would have been reported to the police,”
“We are law-abiding citizens, and we report such issues to the police for them to take action,” he added.
Mlauzi also pointed out that the removal of a body was the duty of the police and not the council.
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Outrage and Condemnation
The fake news spread like wildfire, causing outrage and panic among the residents of Chinhoyi. Netizens condemned the prank, with many calling for the culprit to be brought to book. Some residents were scared to drink tap water and opted for bottled water instead.
According to one resident, “This prank has exposed the vulnerability of our waterworks systems. The council should tighten security measures to avoid any breaches in the future.”
Another resident expressed shock and disgust, stating, “It’s appalling that someone would make a joke out of a human being’s death. This is unacceptable and inhumane.”
Chinhoyi’s municipality has assured the residents that there is no cause for alarm and the water is safe for consumption. The council has also urged residents to report any suspicious activities to the police.
The prank may have been a joke to the person who started it, but it had far-reaching consequences. It is a reminder that even jokes can have serious repercussions.