The ‘breaking’ news story alleged that:
Anne Kansiime was killed yesterday; by a certain blog called canada-tv3.com. The blog alleged that the prominent Ugandan comic had drowned with her lover, Skylanta.
UGANDAN CELEBRITIES, KANSIIME ANNE AND SKYLANTA HAVE DROWNED IN CANADA IN WHAT POLICE ARE CALLING A “CASE OF MISADVENTURE”.
THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE AT LAKE ONTARIO, CANADIAN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, ACCORDING TO POLICE STATEMENT.
THE UGANDAN EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED TO FAMILY MEMBERS THAT KANSIIME ANNE AND HER FIANCE, SKYLANTA, WERE FISHING ON APRIL 28, WHEN KANSIIME FELL INTO THE WATER. SHE WAS IN DISTRESS AND SKYLANTA JUMPED INTO THE WATER TO ASSIST HER. ACCORDING TO THE EMBASSY, BOTH WERE PULLED FROM THE WATER BUT COULD NOT BE RESUSCITATED.
But the story is a fabrication according to Kansiime’s lover, Skylanta. He wrote on his Instagram page:
THE ONLY THING I WILL BE DROWNING IN IS YOUR LOVE !!!
The caption was accompanied by an image of the two together. Many of her fans were rightfully distressed at the fake news but with Skylanta’s message, many calmed down.
Some of their comments are below:
patricia_hailey_: fake news wasn’t good at all
anitahfavor: #Deep loving
Ono Daaga: my bae Kansiime Anne is in Uganda in her bed, safe and so is Sky (bba we). The Ontario drowning article is a hoax. Some ka website just wanted more viewers! That’s how mean the world is!
This is not the first time that the shitty blog has killed someone while that person was still alive. They also did the same to former African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o. They said that he had died after overdosing on Viagra in Nigeria.