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New mom Minnie Dlamini-Jones slams fake IG accounts in her son's name

Bogus account already has 150k followers!

17 November 2020 - 11:00 By chrizelda kekana
New mommy Minnie Dlamini just gave birth to a baby boy.
New mommy Minnie Dlamini just gave birth to a baby boy.
Image: Instgram/Minnie Dlamini-Jones

Multiple fake accounts created using the name Netha Makhosini Jones have put a spanner in his TV star mother's plans to share her son's pictures on social media. 

Imposters who create Instagram accounts for celebrities' babies — unprovoked — might have ruined it for all of Minnie Dlamini-Jones' fans who were hoping to get a glimpse of her baby soon.

After running into a parody Instagram account bearing her baby's name, Minnie took to her Instagram stories to announce to her fans that it was fake, and that because of that account and many like it, she would hold on to Makhosini's pictures a while longer. 

“My child does not and will not have a social media account until I say so. Please don't follow fake account. I will not be posting any of his images as a result of this,” a seemingly annoyed Minnie said.

The new mommy went on to attach a big red “fake account” tag to the Instagram screenshot which accompanied her post.

The fake account created to belong to “Netha Makhosini Jones” has the first picture Minnie shared of Makhosini as its profile picture, already follows 3,378 people and already has a whopping 150k followers!

Screenshot from Minnie's IG stories.
Screenshot from Minnie's IG stories.
Image: IG stories via Minnie Dlamini

Minnie is not the first celebrity to have people take the liberty of creating an account for their baby. Rapper Cassper Nyovest and his baby mama Thobeka Majozi, aka Bex, went through the same thing.

Even though new dad Cassper Nyovest has told Mzansi he and baby mama Thobeka don't plan on sharing baby Khotso with the world yet, that didn't stop people from creating fake social media accounts for Simba.

Thobeka took to her Instagram Stories to urge her followers to report the two accounts under her son's name that were created by fans.

“We don't plan on putting the baby on social media, please report,” Thobeka told her followers.

As she scrolled down she ran into yet another account under her son's name: “Aowa guys, another one, it's too early.”