Zimbabweans were plunged into mourning yesterday as news of the passing on of zimdancehall artist Winky D spread.
Most of his fans expressed shock and were clearly hurt as they said their condolences. However, it later emerged that the news which were published on various online publications was in fact false.
The story claimed that Wallace Chirimuko better known as Winky D had died in a road accident near Gwanda.
However, Vigilance band social platform cleared the air as they notified his followers that he is alive and well.
This is not the first time that a public figure has been falsely said to be dead. Prominent names such as Jah prayzah, Constatino Chiwenga and several other names all fell victim at some point in time.