Most of us have made a geographical mistake here or there before, and here in Africa, we’re well used to our continent getting confused with the mythical country version of Africa.
However, BBC World News has recently taken the cake for geography blunders after it confused South Africa with the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a highlight while searching for Mzansi.
In a recent report on the terrible floods in Kwazulu-Natal, the BBC World News team attempted to give its global viewers a visual of where the floods were taking place.
Needless to say, things got slightly confused when instead of locating South Africa, the map honed in on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a whole 2,950 kilometres away from the Rainbow Nation.
At least anyone who’s skimping on their geography marks can sigh in relief, knowing that even if you got a province location wrong on that Geo test, you’re in stiff competition with BBC.
WATCH: A few kilometres off? BBC blunders SA’s location in live report
— Sudhir Matai (@BanzaiMatai) April 21, 2022
The news bulletin mishap has caught social media’s viral fire, with many emphasising that it isn’t actually a wild goose chase to find our country due to the location ‘hint’ being right there in the name.
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