Going, gogo, gone: SABC viewers spooked by vanishing lady
The clip, which first aired on Wednesday, has been doing the rounds on social media over the past 48 hours. A local taxi boss in KZN, John Mavundla, is speaking with a reporter about the ongoing violence in the province. However, his 15 minutes of fame were greatly overshadowed by the mysterious gogo in the background.
Shuffling along with a bag in hand, the passer-by looks completely innocuous. But by the time she walks next to a corrugated iron container, something weird happens – she slowly fades away, leaving not a single trace behind…
Watch: Granny ‘disappears’ live on SABC!
— Siba! (@Siba_Mabhena) July 15, 2021
Ha 🥺😳😳, I am done with sata afulika 😂😂, grandma 👵 just disappeared like that on live tv 🤦🏽♂️🙆🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/Q97HAzFRa7
— MORNING SHT 🇳🇦 (@morningsht) July 15, 2021
Time to spoil the party – here’s what really happened
There is a very, very logical explanation for what’s just happened here, though. And for those of you hoping that there’s a granny out here with the power to willingly turn invisible, we’re sorry to disappoint you.
This interview is actually a merger of two separate shots, presented to look like it was all done in one go. The giveaway is staring us right in the face, and if you focus on Mr. Mavundla closely, you can see that his position also jumps slightly.
So after thousands of views and many, many shares online, we’ve got our answer. SABC cameras didn’t catch anything abnormal – but they did, at least, give the country a moment of light relief during an otherwise difficult time.