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Was a South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year?

Viral Claim: The viral news claims that “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.”

Facts Check: False/Fake

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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.

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Facts Check News:  As per the news, A South African man was arrested for eating at KFC for free for an entire year. The man used to tell the employees that he was sent from the headquarters for quality assurance. However the information copied by all the websites is not true.

Instead of the fake news, the 27 years old South African is hailed as a hero on Social media.

As per Xpouzar, the original website from where the news content has been taken.

A 27-year-old UKZN student will appear in court for fooling KFC employees around Durban into thinking he was sent from KFC headquarters for quality assurance.

He was so convincing that it took them two years to realize they were being robbed, He had a name card from “head office” and dress very smart and arrives in a limo.

This news has been copied by many news websites as true information, however, it is fake.

KFC South Africa as on May 14, 2019, confirmed that the story is fake, it said “Fake is as good as this story gets. As legendary as it would be we can confirm that this is false. We haven’t kept the secret recipe ‘secret’ for this long, only to be duped by a student”


Claim Review: man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year

Fact Check: False