The Government Institutions Pension Fund has distanced itself from a news report they say inaccurately reported that the Fund, in partnership with the Grootfontein Constituency Office and the Grootfontein Municipality, built a house for a family and committed to paying the water and electricity bills of the owner. In a press release issued on Thursday 10 September 2020 the GIPF explained that per the rules that govern the Fund, the GIPF does not make any donations or sponsorships and therefore, did not build or maintain a house as reported.