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Fake statement on Russian President visit to South Africa

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A fake media statement is circulating on social media purporting to be from The Presidency, claiming a State Visit to South Africa by President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation from 8 to 11 February 2018.

There is no state visit by President Putin to South Africa this week. The Presidency has issued no such statement. The circulating statement is fake and is a fabrication.

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or

Issued by: The Presidency