A 'report' about a South African who conned KFC out of free chicken has gone viral - here's what we now know
- Twitter has been set abuzz by a report that a South African man managed to get free KFC meals for a year.
- It is alleged that the man, supposedly a student, posed as an inspector from head office.
- It's fake news, according to KFC's South African head office.
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Over the past couple of days, South African Twitter has been abuzz following a tweet that reported that a South African man conned KFC.
According to reports on social media, the man was a University of KwaZulu-Natal student who got free meals at various Durban franchises by posing as an quality assurance inspector from the company's head office.
But KFC Africa's public affairs director, Thabisa Mkhwanazi told Business Insider SA that it was fake news.
"We follow strict operational processes" she says.
"Any unauthorised individuals posing as KFC team members in our restaurants and head office would have been picked up immediately."
Many on Twitter, believing the story to be true, have hailed the mythical man a hero.
Free the man!! He just wanted some chicken ????????. The KFC should be glad someone found them up to standard at least— ?Anti??Mómì♥ (@Adez_sw) May 13, 2019
?????? He is a legend and is now very experienced taster. KFC should employ him— Lee Kirichu (@LeeKirichu) May 12, 2019
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