If you have been on social media since yesterday, you have probably seen this story of John Pombe Magufuli the President of Tanzania saying that Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of Uganda does not even need being tried by ICC but should just be hang.
The story went on to say that, President Magufuli said that Museveni is an embarrassment to all East African Presidents.
The story originated from a website called Fox Channel before various websites and Facebook communities in Uganda shared it. Assessing Fox Channel, not to be mistaken with Fox News, where the story originates, it is a new website whose trust and authenticity cannot be relied on.
These days, newsreaders need to be extra-careful with stories they get from unpopular news sites. Much of the stories are targeting to capture people’s attention and do not care verifying the source of their stories.
Of recent, various hoax stories appeared in the media including the one claiming Anne Kansiime is dead, which we came and rubbished here to be false, the one saying that Joyce Meyer is dead, which also rubbished to be false. It is no doubt that this story of Magufuli saying such against President Yoweri Kagut Museveni is another hoax which no sane person should take serious.