Outrage as SA’s eNCA Insults Zimbabwe’s Best Cricketer Sikandar Raza After Thrilling Victory Over Pakistan
A South African news publication company, eNCA has courted ire on social media over their story about internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean cricketer Sikandar Raza.
Following, Zimbabwe’s win over Pakistan at the T20WorldCup on Thursday, eNCA wrote a story about how Raza Sikandar was a Pakistan-born wannabe fighter-pilot.
Pakistan-born wannabe fighter pilot Raza flies high for Zimbabwe, reads the headline.
The eNCA story focused how Sikandar Raza failed a test for Pakistan’s air force and was rejected.
Sikandar Raza failed a test for Pakistan’s air force but was flying high on Thursday after playing a central role in Zimbabwe’s shock Twenty20 World Cup win over the country of his birth.
The 36-year-old all-rounder was born in Pakistan and had wanted to be a pilot, but he was rejected and his family later emigrated to Zimbabwe,” reads part of the story.
The eNCA story on Sikandar Raza sparked outrage on Twitter as Zimbabweans found the headline to be in bad taste. Netizens claimed that instead of celebrating Zimbabwe’s win and Raza’s impressive performance, eNCA chose to be petty and write a story which many considered to be demeaning. Twimbos accused South Africans of being jealous.
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Zimbabweans came to Sikandar Raza’s defence as they threatened to report the eNCA account and have it suspended.
Check out some of the reactions;
What do you mean wannabe ? This is Very disrespectful
The tone in this is disgusting. Sikandar is Zimbabwean lifuna lingafuni okunye lokhu ngunyoko.
Poor headline and poor article. A good way to lose followers.
They just had to link Raza with Pakistan – only because they don’t want to accept the fact that Raza is Zimbabwean. It’s a shame
They even used a picture from the incident he missed the ball striking his neck. This is too low for a country that sings killing the Boers with a cricket history full of white national but calls itself a rainbow nation due to diversity.
Me and my comrades going to report your account
This is the reason why we take your jobs and women in your own country 😁👍🏾
Wierd coming from a country with Dutch descendants carrying your cricket and rugby team—
Wow, you guys just decided to wake up and throw in a nauseating headline? 🚮