Image of tear gas victims in Chad used in false posts claiming to show South Africans killed by mosquito pills

Published on 27/10/2022 at 16:53

Zimbabweans have been the target of malicious claims on social media amid a climate of hostility in South Africa towards foreigners. Images have recently circulated with claims that a family in South Africa died after taking lethal tablets sold to them as a mosquito repellant by Zimbabweans. This is false; there is no link between the images of the pills and of the people on the floor, who were tear-gassed in Chad. South African police also denied the claim.