22/11/2017 05:56 GMT | Updated 22/11/2017 09:07 GMT

UPDATE: Botswana's President Danced, But Not To Mugabe's Resignation

The video has since gone viral.


A video of Botswana president Ian Khama dancing allegedly to the news of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's resignation has gone viral on social media. It has since emerged that the video is fake.

The video was posted on unverified Zimbabwean news websites Zimbabwe Today and

It gained traction when prominent Twitter users shared it on the social media platform.

It would appear that the video was in fact taken at an event earlier this year.

Khama had previously written to Mugabe asking him "to do the honourable thing by voluntarily relinquishing power as the president of Zimbabwe" in an open letter published this week. In the hoax video, he was seen jumping up from his seat, reportedly while watching a live news broadcast of Mugabe's resignation.

DISCLAIMER: This story has been updated to reflect the facts surrounding the video. HuffPost SA should have verified the sources of the video, and apologises for any inconvenience caused.