Eish, what has lockdown completed to us? We’re virtually definitely on the level of the pandemic the place months of concern, trauma, and grief has collectively pushed the South African public across the bend: The hearsay mill went into overdrive on Sunday, when it was alleged that the roaming ‘Fourways hippo’ had been captured, killed and eaten by locals.
Has the Fourways hippo been killed and eaten?
Yesterday, ‘Fourways hippo’ was South Africa’s prime pattern on Twitter – due to an image despatched the net group wild: Sadly, it does depict a bunch of males reducing the meat off a useless hippo, and plenty of had been satisfied that they had ample proof that confirmed the escaped Fourways creature had been slaughtered.
I can’t consider my folks slaughtered the Hippo. Wtf Bazalwane? pic.twitter.com/w7x3KVHicz
— Sir Daniel.🇮🇹 (@Dani_Gift) January 24, 2021
It’s faux information, guys…
Our hearts had been prepared to interrupt studying this. Since these beachgoers in Clifton slaughtered that sheep, issues haven’t been proper. The unceremonious killing of the Fourways hippo would, due to this fact certainly, end us all off. However, for these of you already midway by means of dialing the SPCA, we’ve acquired some excellent news for you. This hearsay is totally false.
- The allegations had been nothing greater than a dark-humoured joke from the Twitter-verse
lmao faux information however the joke was in regards to the misplaced hippo 😭😭
— a full time individual (@lithemba_g) January 24, 2021
- The image of the hippo getting used for meat has been traced to an incident in Kenya, and never SA.
Second pic is from Kenya the place locals killed a hippo after it mauled one of many locals. https://t.co/lS8a9JP8XV
— Tebogo Mogorosi (@TBG_Himself) January 24, 2021
- The reported slaughter of a goat within the area has been conflated with the ‘Fourways hippo gossip’.
Disgruntled Residents who did not get the meat reviews the slaughter of Hippo dah at Fourways😭 pic.twitter.com/ETyTQfyvV2
— 🇿🇦🏳️🌈Mandlakazi (@SphamandlaM_) January 24, 2021
The place is the Fourways hippo now?
On the finish of final week, The Gauteng Agriculture Division defined that the Fourways hippo is not reducing in regards to the city jungle. As an alternative, they consider the semiaquatic mammal has gone again as much as Hartbeespoort Dam. They’ve warned anybody who sees the hippo to keep away from going close to it. We are able to’t think about they need folks consuming it, both…
“We at the moment are working intently with the North West provincial authorities to extend efforts to search out the elusive mammal. The division believes that the hippo had moved up the Crocodile River and has returned to Hartbeespoort Dam. Should you do come throughout the animal, don’t do something apart from report its whereabouts.”
The Gauteng Agriculture Division