The Ministry of Higher Education and Training rejects the image of a naked man who is purported to be Minister Blade Nzimande. The man in the image is alleged to be having a relationship with a young girl, which is an immoral act in our society that must be rejected by all.
The Ministry has received queries from the media about this image. It is very clear that it is not Minister Blade Nzimande who is in this image. The picture has also been making rounds on social media platforms.
The Ministry would like to categorically deny and reject this irresponsible and malicious attempts to link the Minister to this image. The Minister does not have a relationship with a student as alleged and the image is by no means of that of the Minister.
The Ministry calls on individuals and the media to be responsible in what they post on social media platforms and what is published in the media.
Source: Government of South Africa