April Fools! Heyneke Meyer's not joining the Boks
Some EWN readers may still be unaware but you have fallen for one the biggest trending stories on our site.
JOHANNESBURG - For those who totally forgot, today is 1 April - better known as April Fools' Day.
Many were left wondering what truth is and what is tale.
Eyewitness News pranked many with the story suggesting Heyneke Meyer would make a shock return as Springbok coach - a story which is definitely not true.
China banned April fools pranks because it isn't consistent the country's cultural tradition or socialist values, but back home in South Africa media houses tried earnestly to churn out believable pranks leaving readers and listeners guessing.
You may have also fallen for the news that Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Pietermaritzburg CBD will be replaced by a statue of President Jacob Zuma.
While in sport, there were reports that Peter De Villiers was approached by the Gupta's to take up the Bok coach role again.
Luke Watson had signed a short term deal with the Bulls and even stories of a possible move for Cristiano Ronaldo to the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.
Real Madrid will be relieved there isn't any truth to that one.
Some cruel and mostly funny pranks have been shared on social media.
A photo posted by Gents Quarter Barbershop (@gentsquarter) on
- Bareface (@BarefaceAgency) April 1, 2016
Totally got her again!!!
Hahaha, she's an idiot. pic.twitter.com/QZMUNucTtb
- joe heenan (@joeheenan) April 1, 2016
Told my kids I got them an iPad but it's just the box. pic.twitter.com/gAuCDx8KHr"
- Sindisiwe (@sindivanzyl) April 1, 2016
Here is what internet users think would pass as a good prank.
What if #AprilFools day wasn't 1st April and we all were being pranked 🤔— manuel (@datnavyofficer) April 1, 2016
For #AprilFools Facebook should change the Status box with the Search box so people would constantly post updates on who they are stalking 😂— Brett (@Brett_B_) April 1, 2016