Is this Zimbabwean news anchor mocking Pak defeat in T20 world cup?

It is being suggested that the Zimbabwean news anchor laughed while reading the news of Zimbabwe defeating Pakistan.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  28 Oct 2022 11:33 AM GMT
Is this Zimbabwean news anchor mocking Pak defeat in T20 world cup?

Hyderabad: A video that shows a news anchor laughing hysterically is being widely circulated on social media to mock the Pakistan cricket team who were defeated by Zimbabwe by one run in the T20 world cup match played on 27 October.

It is being suggested that the Zimbabwean news anchor laughed while reading the news of Zimbabwe defeating Pakistan.


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Several Facebook and Twitter users shared the video with the same claim.

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Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a longer version of the same video on YouTube uploaded by UTV Ghana Online on 31 October 2020. The video is titled "Akrobeto 'Massacres' Names Of Foreign Clubs As He Gives Fixtures From Bundesliga To Italian Serie A." The viral clip appears at the 0.50-time mark.

United Television Ghana Limited (UTV Ghana) is a private, free-to-air television broadcaster in Ghana. Akrobeto, the anchor seen in the video, is a Ghanaian actor, comedian, and TV presenter. He hosts a show called "The Real News" on UTV Ghana.

It is evident that the viral video dates back to 2020. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:The video shows a Zimbabwean news anchor mocking Pakistan's defeat in the T20 world cup.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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