IN SHORT: Zimbabwe’s road infrastructure may be crumbling, but a photo shared widely on social media of a road riddled with truly massive potholes is not from the southern African country. It shows a highway in India.
“Aerial view of kwaCandy kuSouthlea Park, Harare. Kuita seuri kufamba muCrate remaZai,” the caption reads.
Roughly translated from Shona, a language spoken widely in Zimbabwe, this means: “Aerial view of Candy's in Southlea Park, Harare. It's like walking in a crate of eggs”.
Photo shows Bihar national highway in India
The photo is a still image from drone footage of the state’s national highway. The aerial video was shot by Praveen Thakur, a journalist with Dainik Bhaskar, a Hindi-language daily newspaper in India.
According to an article in the Hindustan Gazette, the highway has more than 100 potholes.
There may be plenty of potholes in Zimbabwe, but this photo does not show them.
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