Social media users including Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former minister of aviation, have shared a video which supposedly shows a South African government minister complaining that immigration has grown out of control. Posting the video on September 3, 2019, just as a wave of deadly xenophobic violence was gripping South Africa, Fani-Kayode accused the politician in the video of “subtly trying to justify the killing of Nigerians”. In fact, this video was filmed back in 2017; the comments were not made in relation to the current violence. It shows Bongani Mkongi, who was South Africa’s deputy police minister at the time but has since stepped down. He is not, as claimed by Fani-Kayode, the current “South African Minister of Police Affairs”.