Did Sky News fall for Twitter hoax?

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba

CLAIM: Sky News’ Africa correspondent, John Sparks took to Twitter on Monday to announce that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba, had told the news channel that the president had lost to opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa.

VERDICT: False. Charamba has denied making the concession, or speaking to Sky News.

Twitter hoax

Sparks’ assertion seems to stem from a tweet from a fake account, under Charamba’s name. The account has since been taken down. Charamba has denied having a Twitter account. He also denied speaking to the Sky journalist.


The fake tweet
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