Former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki’s foundation has dismissed as false rumours that its patron has died.

In a press statement released Wednesday afternoon, the foundation said Mbeki is in good health.

This comes after statrments that Mbeki has died circulated on social media.

The statement read: “We categorically deny these reports and wish to assure the public that president Mbeki is in good health.”

“We urge caution and responsible engagement with online information, particularly during a time when misinformation can spread rapidly.”