The story about a South African man who apparently ate KFC for a year for free may not be true, but the response is still hilarious!
South Africa – Over the past few days, media houses around the globe have been reporting that a South African man was arrested for lying and eating free KFC for a year, but the reports were only created on social media… and it turns out the man doesn’t exist and the story never really happened.
According to reports on social media, a 27-year-old student was arrested for eating at KFC for free for a year in South Africa. He used to tell the employees that he was sent from the KFC headquarters for quality check.
“The man whose name has not been disclosed was a student of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He ate for free every day for a year from different KFC outlets by repeating the same story every time.
Every single time he used to walk into a KFC and with a lot of confidence and tell the employees that he was sent from the KFC headquarters for quality assurance of the food served in the restaurant.”
But KFC Africa’s public affairs director, Thabisa Mkhwanazi has released a statement to “Business Insider” explaining that the entire story is actually fake news.
“We follow strict operational processes. Any unauthorised individuals posing as KFC team members in our restaurants and head office would have been picked up immediately.”
That still hasn’t stopped social media and global media houses like The Daily Mail, CBS News and Ladbible from reporting on the ridiculous story.
Check out some of the tweets below:
My new hero!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Man Arrested After Eating Free KFC For A Year Claiming He's From Head Office https://t.co/lSILxzEvGf
— Sean (@SeanKeyes) May 14, 2019
— GhGossip.com (@GhGossips) May 13, 2019
South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year by saying head office sent him to taste if they are up to standard. pic.twitter.com/1V4eD7IR2i
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) May 12, 2019
— Charles Ndushabandi (@cndusha) May 12, 2019
Totally illegal but.. you kinda.. sorta.. have to be impressed, right?
— BIG 101 (@1011bigfm) May 14, 2019
Give this man The Iron Throne. pic.twitter.com/uP75HvuBhy
— #TeamHouseNumber188 (@paushinski) May 13, 2019
Not all heroes wear capes.. pic.twitter.com/tdDjRKKAQJ
— The Elleventeenth member of Wu-tang (@morrmak) May 12, 2019
😂😂😂 He is a legend and is now very experienced taster. KFC should employ him
— Lee Kirichu (@LeeKirichu) May 12, 2019