President 'April Fools' local media

The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday, which was April Fools day, announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some local media.

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South African media fell for an April Fools joke which the presidency sent out.

According to Reuters, The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday, which was April Fools day, announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some local media.

The new positions announced included ministers for Public Participation and Interface, and Roads and Traffic Affairs.

EWN, a local media house initially ran the story, but later updated it with the headline "We fell for it".

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's rivals took the joke in good humour, although heis generally given a hard time by the opposition Democratic Alliance.

DA's parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane told the local channel News24: "I did think it was funny, I wish they could be very serious every other day of the year."

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