“Dear countrymen, by this publication, we inform that president Deby's son Mahamat Kaka chairman of the Transitional Military Council has just been killed following another coup,” the screenshot reads.
Africa Check counted at least 35 of these screenshots posted and shared widely by different individuals.
But has the son of the slain president also been killed?
Gen Mahamat seen in public since rumours of death spread
The announcement went viral on 21 April, but Déby has been seen in public several times since then.
No media houses, either local and international, have reported on his death or a coup, as is to be expected if it were true.
Reports that Mahamat Idriss Déby died on 21 April are false.
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