Housing Minister Randall Mitchell is denying having ever met CNC3’s Managing Director Shelly Dass-Clarke after social media was abuzz with claims that the two had an ongoing affair.
The news spread following a report in the Sunshine Newspaper which alleged that a senior government minister “successfully made a pass at her”, which has led to a bitter divorce being initiated by her husband.
The post was shared by what appears to be a fake social media account used by ‘Curtis Lawrence’.
Lawrence shared the post in a social media group called ‘Eye on TNT’ and identified the Minister to be Mitchell. The post was shared over 500 times.
Meanwhile, Progressive Empowerment Party leader Phillip Edward Alexander shared a post condemning both the Minister and CNC3 Managing Director whom he said have abused their positions.
Taking to his social media account, Minister Mitchell dubbed the post “fake news” saying “I’ve never met Mrs Shelly Dass-Clarke”.
Earlier this week, the Housing Minister sent a letter to radio station 104.7, threatening legal action if they defamed his character by speaking on a particular subject during one of their programmes.
The Minister did not mention whether the newspaper report and letter to the radio station were linked.
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