AFRICA

Viral video does not show mourners breaking COVID-19 rules at Mandela family funeral

Published on 26/07/2020 at 17:51

A viral video purports to show mourners ignoring social distancing rules at the funeral of Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. But the claim is false: police told AFP Fact Check the clip showed unrelated footage. A probe has been opened into this and other similar videos of funerals for breaking coronavirus laws.