The bogus doctor‚ who has 4999 friends‚ also lists MEC Dhlomo as an employee of the Western Cape Department of Health‚ and falsely states that he studied at Cape Peninsula University of Technology‚ went to Cebisa Secondary School‚ and lives in Cape Town.
Although the fake page has been reported to the administrators of Facebook‚ it is yet to be taken down.
The department said the matter is‚ also currently under investigation by law enforcement authorities and an independent cyber crime intelligence expert.
"In a rapidly changing media and communications environment‚ MEC Dhlomo recognises the value of social media as an agent of public empowerment through the dissemination of information‚ and exchange of ideas. However‚ MEC Dhlomo will not tolerate the use of his name or photographs for nefarious purposes by any individual‚" the department added.