FLASHBACK - DID AN ISRAELI COMPANY HACK ZIMBABWE’S ELECTIONS? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FLASHBACK - DID AN ISRAELI COMPANY HACK ZIMBABWE’S ELECTIONS?

In the past three years, a new slang word has come to be popular in the Zimbabwean capital. I’ve heard it in professional settings and at parties. It’s a conjugation of the word nikuv, to say that you were screwed. For example, “Are you trying to nikuv me?” or “I just got a flat tire on my way to this meeting, I’m so nikuved!”

Nikuv in Hebrew means poking a hole or punching, as in a punched card, but no Zimbabwean knows what that word actually means in Hebrew. All they know is that an Israeli company with that name screwed them over in the latest elections.

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