Mugg & Bean has rubbished rumours that they are closing.
This comes after Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina reportedly claimed the popular restaurant chain was shutting all its doors permanently.
Masina took to his Twitter account to talk about the situation in Nkandla with former President Jacob Zuma and his throngs of supporters as well as decry the situation with COVID-19 affecting businesses.
Mzwandile Masina yenye ipandemic pic.twitter.com/M579IqTrq4
— The Villager (@Penxenxe) July 4, 2021
The tweet has now been removed from his Twitter account.
Just a reminder that the source of the Mugg & Bean story is Mzwandile Masina. The person who confirmed the 10 babies story.
— Goolam (@goolammv) July 4, 2021
Mugg & Bean had to quickly jump in to let South Africans know that the news of the closure was in fact “fake news”, adding that it has only disallowed sit down eating in line with current level 4 lockdown measures.
In a post the sent out they said “While sit down dining is not currently allowed, the majority of restaurants remain open to bring you your favourite M&B meals via delivery, collection and takeaway.”
We are aware of #fakenews doing the rounds. @Mugg_and_Bean is not closing. While sit down dining is not currently allowed, the majority of restaurants remain open to bring you your favourite M&B meals via delivery, collection and takeaway. Find us here: https://t.co/kTigxIGESG
— Mugg & Bean ☕️☕️☕️ (@Mugg_and_Bean) July 4, 2021
Tweeps have also responded to the ‘fake’ claims that the popular chain is being closed.
I’m so sad about Mugg & Bean closing, am gonna miss their tap water.😑 pic.twitter.com/Cy0dYGnQ2Y
— 👑 EMILY T 👑 (@emily_teffoME) July 4, 2021
Mugg & Bean finding out they’re closing down from Twitter… pic.twitter.com/EkfjHb6BqZ
— Vhasa (@JayFromVenda) July 4, 2021
A certain politician: Mugg & Bean is closing its doors…
Mugg & Bean: pic.twitter.com/BdNJEshIel
— WILD AT HEART❤️❤️🔥🔥 (@GeraldKoena) July 4, 2021