Former president John Mahama visited the family of the late Major Maxwell Mahama at their home in Accra on Friday.
The move instantly drew condemnation on social media after an aide to Mahama posted pictures of the visit on the former president's Facebook page.
The aide wrote in the caption that the former president had visited Barbara Mahama and her children to see how they were faring and also to give them money.
The reference to giving the bereaved family money, however, did not sit well with members of the public, drawing instant condemnation.
The aide later edited the reference to money, but it still did not stop people from taking screenshots of the edit history of the post and criticising the former president.
According to many critics of the president's post, he should not have made public the fact that he gave money to his nephews.
People said it was apparent that he had given them money during the visit, but that there was no need for him to have announced it publicly.
Some Facebook users, however, defended Mahama because he was not the one who wrote the caption.
They said the blame should rather go to the former president's aide.
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