A video of motorists under attack on a highway at night has been shared widely on social media across Africa.
The video shows a group of five people crossing a dual carriageway and attacking motorists in cars that appear to be stopped in slow-moving traffic.
This roughly translates to: “In South Africa getting stuck in traffic is dangerous.”
So, where is this video really from? We checked.
Video shows Gaborone, Botswana
Nabakka told Ugandans to “disregard” the video as the robbery took place in Botswana and not Uganda.
A Google reverse image search of a screenshot from the video confirms that it was filmed in Botswana, on 11 February 2022.
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