Fake Phindile Making Waves On Social Media

#Phindile has been trending and South Africa is once again fired up. As it involves a student hacking a university system, the University of Johannesburg has had to step in and clear up any fake news. 

The story of Phindile goes as follows. Phindile, a student at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has had her bursary revoked and is in a situation where her parents are not able to pay her fees. She then is seen struggling with some modules and gets the idea to hack the system. She then hacks the system, gives herself two distinctions in two modules and then does the same for 200 other students. 

Well, it's easy to see how a story like this could be trending and have everyone see Phindile as not only a hero persevering through the struggle but also an IT genius. She hacked a whole university system. This lead people to ask IT companies to give her a job because she has great potential.

However, UJ has declared the whole Phindile story to be fake. Reports saying that the University was trying to decide whether to take away those students degrees and that some of them had jobs? All ruled fake by the University. 

South Africa is never behind with it's jokes, with many joking that Phindile is the one to have posted the announcement of the reports being fake.

The University has taken the situation in their own hands and plan to take legal action.

 

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