A photo of the massive Hoover dam in the US is going viral on social media with the claim it shows the Nandoni dam in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
The tweet has been viewed more than 46,600 times so far.
It’s also been tweeted with this caption: “We Thank President Zuma For Re-Construction Of Nondoni Dam In Venda.”
Jacob Zuma was South Africa’s president from 2009 to 2018 under the banner of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). He has recently become the face of a rival party, uMkhonto Wesizwe, and been suspended by the ANC. South Africa is set to hold elections in 2024.
The dam is the source for the controversial Giyani Bulk Water Project to pipe clean water to households in the region’s villages. The project, recently probed by South Africa’s special investigating unit, has been hit by long delays, allegations of corruption, spiralling costs and demands for compensation.
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Africa Check ran the photo through a Google Lens reverse image search. This led us to the original on Getty Images’ iStock photo website.
It was uploaded in 2019. Its description reads: “Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada, USA. View from above.”
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