“A well-known business man from Mabopane just demolished the house he built for his mother-in-law in Amandasig north of Pretoria after finding out that the mother-in-law knew he was not the baby's father,” reads a post circulating on Facebook in South Africa since early March 2021.
Land-grab in Perm, Russia, in 2012?
“To disassemble a house where a whole family is registered is a piece of cake in Perm,” the translated blog reads.
“Yesterday the house at Rybatskaya 34 was dismantled. Like a third of the houses in Srednaya Kurye, it was not owned by the residents. In the village on the right bank of the Kama River, ‘new owners’ periodically appear, who, according to residents, carry out ‘raider seizures’ of land plots.”
It’s not clear that the photo actually shows a house being demolished in Russia. But it’s been online for nearly nine years – so it can’t show the demolition of a house in March 2021.
A TinEye reverse image search reveals that it’s actually a stock photo, made available by global agencies such as Getty Images and Shutterstock since at least 2013.
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