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Please just check the facts first!

The people living in Durban will be very surprised to know that the roof of their stadium collapsed.  At least according to the numerous emails that I have just received.  Now forgive me for getting a bit grumpy about this but why is it that when something bad happens in South Africa it is automatically assumed to be true! 

Yes, there were photos to “support” this story.  But look a little closer, there is a track around the “soccer” pitch.  And seats with a club name on them.  This is the information age, so surely before spreading this kind of news the least you could do is check your facts? 

Yes, a stadium roof did collapse.  Yes, it was even this month (2June). But it was not in Durban or even South Africa for that matter. The stadium in question was in Malaysia.  It is amazing how quickly emails like this spread.  I have now received it from numerous people, all forwarding it to everybody in their address book.  

Does not even look like the Durban Stadium!
Does not even look like the Durban Stadium!