A MAN who allegedly distributed fake p0rnographic images of President Cyril Ramaphosa has been arrested and will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday, 22 May.
The 34-year-old was arrested on Sunday, 21 May by the Gauteng Crimes Against the State (CATS) team together with the Pietermaritzburg-based Serious Organised Crime Investigation team of the Hawks.
Hawks spokesman Colonel Philani Nkwalase said the pornographic images of unknown individuals with superimposed faces of the president and Police Minister Bheki Cele and his wife were shared in the beginning of May 2023.
The images were distributed to police officers and members of the public on social media platforms, Nkwalase said.
The man was tracked down and arrested in Azalea, Pietermaritzburg, where he was charged with violating section 19 of the Cyber Crime Act of 2020.