An SAA staff member died of cancer, not Covid-19, her family said on Tuesday.

An SAA staff member died of cancer, not Covid-19, her family said on Tuesday.

A SAA staff part has kicked the bucket of malignant growth, not Covid-19, her family said on Tuesday.

In an announcement conveyed by the SA National Defense Force (SANDF) for the family on Tuesday evening, it was affirmed that Tebatso Nakedi Ntshane kicked the bucket of malignancy related difficulties at a Pretoria emergency clinic on Sunday.

The announcement came after a Facebook post asserted a female pilot from Atteridgeville who “got South Africans from China”, had passed on of Covid-19.

Screen gets of the post, which had since clearly been erased, were inclining via web-based networking media on Monday.

Family representative Elias Mazibila affirmed that Ntshane was a piece of the group who repatriated South Africans from Wuhan.

“She was not a pilot, yet an airline steward in the group,” he told TimesLIVE on Tuesday evening. He said the “phony news” about her demise “didn’t agree with the family”.

“It was downright terrible. I needed to come and converse with her mom, who is taking her passing hard. The family have acknowledged the statement of regret.

“Her 11-year-old child misses his mom a ton. As a family we will consistently recall and miss her chuckling. She was a bubbly individual,” he said.

Mazibila said Ntshane was a lodge team part progressing in the direction of turning into a business pilot.

“The general population is reminded and mentioned to stop spreading counterfeit news identified with Covid-19 as this is an offense prosecutable under the Disaster Management Act,” the SANDF said.

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