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Zimbabwean Minister Accuses Sahara Reporters of Disrespecting Mugabe During Pres. Buhari’s Inauguration




Zimbabwe’s Minister of Information, Jonathan Moyo, is accusing Sahara Reporters of disrespecting Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe during President Muhammadu Buhari‘s inauguration.

Moyo expressed his feelings via a rant on Twitter:

Here’s is the video of the encounter Sahara Reporters had with Mugabe:


  1. mrs chidukane

    June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Yh Yh, while I do not applaud the Sahara reporters, all his efforts at ridiculing Nigeria with his similes fell flat. Very flat indeed. Like an open bottle of star, kept under the sun for days. So flat,chai

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      What you just said is neither funny nor witty.
      Try harder next time, woman!

    • babym

      June 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      mehnn u just sound like a wannabe Bruno but u r failing miserably at it. Try harder mate. buhahahahaha

    • LOL

      June 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Bruno fierce! Still got the crown. Despite his rage, fury, and bubbling discontent is a witty man/woman of high intellect. His outbursts have a grain, if only a smidgen of truth at times. Your carry no weight as you are so far off course you are ridiculous. Pls go back and sit JAMB, it’s not our fault you failed! Your anger is being directed at the wrong people!

    • Warizdiz

      June 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      @A Real Nigerian, U hv just been accused of theft. Maybe u want to deal with dat first?

    • Lois

      June 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Wowzaa! LMAO You this woman dey drink Star steady. You sabi enjoy life o sotay you sabi cold Star from the one wet don tey inside sun. Loooool

    • NIGERIA...

      June 8, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      I doubt he was trying to be witty – if an unbiased and reasonable person watches the clip, he/she would find that this was not journalism, but rather BARBARIC questioning… a PRIMITIVE attempt to mimic the group who started this sort of thing!

      I was embarrassed for our dear Nigeria that a purported journalist who is not based in AFRICA would poorly seek to embarrass a president WHO WAS VOTED IN BY HIS OWN PEOPLE BY 60% [landslide], based on FOREIGN RHETORIC … even though she ended up disgracing herself and Nigeria!

      Was not the time nor place nor demeanour – besides what she did was not journalism… she was so unprofessional about the whole thing…and was even giggling, jesting around and falling around in the end!… SAVAGES*

      #imagine Amanpour or Isha Sesay or Tumi Makgabo or Wolf Blitzer doing same!!!

    • NIGERIA...

      June 8, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      She even left whatever she was trying to do and started unleashing personal attacks on him: ‘he’s so old, etc…’

      like a fatherless child who does not have a father that she prays will get old before joining his ancestors!

      I wonder what her father would make of this if he watched the clip! THANK GOD she is not a daughter of IGBOLAND – as this sort of behaviour is a grievous SACRILEGE and ABOMINATION in the land!

      #Think of any respected WESTERN journalist who would carry on as she did [both in content, timing, and manner]?…

      What brand of journalism [lowly behaviour] is this?!!!!!

  2. Vanessa

    June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    It looks like Jonathan Moyo’s Key Performance Area is to protect Mugabe from whoever is telling the truth about Zimbabwe all over the world. I’m wondering how I could live with a man whose duty is kissing ass everyday for a paycheque.

  3. Anon

    June 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I didn’t see anything wrong with the questions she was asking him.

  4. seun abimbola

    June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Well as the saying goes, it is he who pays the pied piper that dictates the tune so…I understand that this Moyo guy is protecting his estate, abi u want make he pour sand inside him garri ni?!

  5. Nikky

    June 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    As for me I applaud Sahara reporters for calling out a dictator who came to witness the democracy that he has suppressed in his country for decades. Mr minister is obviously a product of Mugabe’s administration so he did what he had to do.

  6. Beeeee

    June 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I agree with the Minister. His President was ambushed. Period. The fact that some of us have no respect for our presidents does not mean others do not respect theirs. If Sahara TV wanted to interview Mugabe, they would have set up the interview and asked this same question in a civilized manner. Besides, this same question has been beaten and over beaten to death. If she wanted to ask him a question in this uncouth manner, she could have at least been original Mugabe was obviously not answering her and she kept badgering him. Some Nigerian journalists need to go back to secondary school.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      How does going back to secondary school help in this situation?

    • Beeeee

      June 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      If you have to ask me that question, then I don’t think you will understand the answer either.

    • MeMyself&I

      June 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      @A Real Nigerian, So, u are a THIEF? No wonder! I talk am U seem strange here. Onyeoshi. Ekigbe OLE Ole!!!

    • CovertNigerian

      June 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      I appreciate the point you’ve made, but I think that there are times when to do their jobs journalists have to “ambush” or catch people off guard. The fact is that Mugabe is unlikely to ever present himself for an unscripted interview and trying to rile him to get him to make an unguarded comment is an age old and I think acceptable journalistic technique. It is annoying, especially if you’re on the receiving end, and should probably only be a final resort.
      Personally I am far less concerned by the so-called ambush, alleged disrespect and so on and a lot more worried by the apparent inability of our officials to provide proper security. I cannot understand how any journalist was allowed to get up to the window of a visiting president’s vehicle.

    • Beeeee

      June 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      And I appreciate your feedback. Such a mature response. Hope your Tuesday went well. I do agree with you. I was also wondering how they were allowed to get that close to the man. I was watching to see if his security people were going to push the lady. She would have had it coming. Have a wonderful evening

    • hari

      June 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Dont forget he is 91yrs. was born 21 feb 1924. Am sure he knows that his strenght….. and should hand over to a vibrant individual in his country nstead of disgracing his country when he knew that he was attending a world function so to say. did he think there will be no cameras and CCTV’s apart rom sahara report? A 91yrs old man should be resting at this point of his life. lets be realistic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Beeeee

      June 3, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Hello Hari, I know how old Mugabe is and just like most people i believe it is time for him to step aside and allow someone else take over. I have no issues with that. My issue is with the way he was ambushed by these unprofessional human beings that call themselves journalists. When did we even welcome this so-called democracy that we now see ourselves as the democracy police? How is Mugabe’s refusal to step down affecting us in Nigeria? Don’t we have enough issues to deal with? Why didn’t they go near the U. S delegation to harass them about the killings of unarmed black men? When Zimbabwe is ready to arise, they will. Is it not how Nigeria carried apartheid on our head, forming one Africa? Look at what South Africa is doing to us now.

    • NIGERIA...

      June 8, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      EXACTLY, if an unbiased and reasonable person watched the clip, he/she would find that this was not journalism, but rather BARBARIC questioning… a PRIMITIVE attempt to mimic the group who started this sort of thing!

      I was embarrassed for our dear Nigeria that a purported journalist who is not based in AFRICA would poorly seek to embarrass a president WHO WAS VOTED IN BY HIS OWN PEOPLE BY 60% [landslide] … even though she ended up disgracing herself and Nigeria!

      Was not the time nor place nor demeanour – what she did was not journalism… she was so unprofessional about the whole thing…and was even giggling, jesting around and falling around in the end!… SAVAGES*

      #imagine Amanpour or Isha Sesay or Tumi Makgabo or Wolf Blitzer doing same!!!

  7. Ona

    June 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Jonathan is working hella hard for that pay raise boy!

  8. Mimi

    June 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    It was not the time and place. This is a disgrace to Nigeria and their so called Illiterate Journalist .There is a time and place. The man is so old i don’t think he should have even taken time to go to this overrated innaugration.

    There is a time and place for everything. That was so disrespectful.

  9. Reverse

    June 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Their conduct was beyond disgraceful! The lady was just mocking him! *cringefest*

  10. ShineShineShine

    June 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Sahara reporters are no journalists. What dat girl did is unethical and unprofessional. Mugabe is the Iiiisssshhhh. But dat does not warrant that disrespect at least not when he was our guest. Zimbabwe is like South Africa. The Majority blacks worked for the Minority whites. Zimbabwe needs a STRONG black Leader. These white people are nobody’s friend except to themselves. Mugabe may have his issues but his people keep voting him in. Look at Iraq. After Saddam left, that country is a shadow of itself. AMERICA went in, took their Oil and left their country in Shambles. Blame Mugabe all u want but not that shameful exhibition of crassness by dat girl and Sahara Reporters. Nigeria will apologise. It was a breach of protocol.

  11. A Real Nigerian

    June 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Funny rants like these make my day!

    • Jossman

      June 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      [email protected] real Nigerian is going mad. Boo didn’t give you some today? Go get some and come back crack head.

    • ShineShineShine

      June 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Ssssssh child. You can’t do this in public! Now go inside it is time for your medication.

  12. A Real Nigerian

    June 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    What you just said is neither funny nor witty.
    Try harder next time, woman!

    • The Original Real Nigerian

      June 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      @A Real Nigerian, U are a THIEF. Stop using my avatar.

  13. Niola

    June 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Journalists are expected to be the watchdog of the society, the conscience of the nation and the fourth estate of government, you get my drift….If the press cannot ask these questions, i wonder who can. Very hypocritical of Mr Mugabe to witness a smooth transition like ours when he is definitely not an agent of democracy. Abeg i did not see anything wrong in what she did, foreign press are never kind to dictators, they are quite stern and assertive Amanpour

    • Olori Tari

      June 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Amanpour shouts like an animal like this? My very own Amanpour that I religiously follow. She does? This one is new to me!

      Amean the question she asked yeah? He has answered it a 101 times. They ALWAYS ask him world wide (I must say he has the best answers though). So it’s not really the question. I mean he should be asked, my Zimbabwean friend never stops ranting about him…she totally HATES him and can’t wait for him to not wake up one day, in her words. But this isn’t how you interrogate anybody.

    • Peyton

      June 3, 2015 at 12:31 am

      Isn’t it Ironical that he came to witness the swearing in of a former Dictator turned democrat?? I do hope that when Buhari goes somewhere and he is asked about his past in this same manner that you will applaud same.

    • anonymous commenter

      June 4, 2015 at 2:08 am

      The money spent on educating you is not in vain. You have sense!

  14. fatima abubakar

    June 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I didn’t c anythin wrong wit wat d she ws asking him,mugabe is a dictator in zimbabwe!

  15. Thatgidigirl

    June 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    idi amin’s quote came to mind after watching this “you have freedom of speech, but freedom after speech that I cannot guarantee. Mugabe wld sentence that lady to a slow and painful death if he could, lmao!

  16. Olori Tari

    June 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Bella Naija….”accused” or they actually did! It was disgusting to watch…utterly uncouth and disrespectful. Ughhh that’s not how you behave to ANYBODY, ANYBODY at all! Classic case of crying more than the bereaved and each passing day, it increasingly seems like that’s what a lot of people live up to. Talking about ‘where’s that Zuma”…TRASH.

    • Beeeee

      June 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      TRASH…no respect whatsoever, I am so embarrassed

  17. NYCLawyerGirl

    June 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    PLEASE! There was nothing wrong with the “ambush” of this man! Are we not to hold world leaders accountable for their stupidity and greed? This minister needs to have SEVERAL seats.

  18. chi-e-z

    June 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    lol Adeola chaii !!! 😀 …. It was rude sha but when will the man hear word finally… make them talk. but it’s not like Nigeria is any better Buhari is a “former” military coup leader who just been sworn in under “change” and him and obasanjo have basically orchastrated all the leaders and presidents of nigeria including Goodluck since Gowon time so we are just a facist coutry not a democracy at all. It’s just funny how they tried to brrainwash people to forget this fact and say anyone against them was a ‘south-east’ conspirator yada yada.. Abeg truth never fails democracy is not the same people leading under different faces ohh.

    • Profressor X

      June 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Can we scape goat the SS for once? That is actually the place GEJ is from. As an Igbo person, I don tire tey tey for the constant scapegoating of the SE. Lol #Jokes

  19. Camaraderie

    June 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    The Sahara reporters were so uncouth in my opinion. He’s the President of his country, surely there’s a more decorous way to ask your questions. If that Deola lady has been manhandled by Mugabe’s security details now, it would have been showtime for feminists. Sahara tv needs to do better. The job of the press must be done conscionably and responsibly!

  20. Supported

    June 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Is she an activist or a journalist? Adeola,you harassed a guest being a president of a country.It’s a shame that some people are supporting this unprofessional journalism.Let’s call a spade a spade

  21. mo

    June 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Mugabe don’t suffer. Na all of them dey ask him not the lady alone lol

  22. mo

    June 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Mugabe don suffer. Na all of them dey ask him not the girl alone lol

  23. Anonymous

    June 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    @ Niola, what you said but there’s a time, place and an attitude to things like this… You mentioned amanpour, have you seen her anywhere squeaking like a hyena, making side comments and out rightly mocking any leader? Instead she’s firm and assertive and as much as she doesn’t allow you intimidate her, she is never really disrespectful… they made fools of themselves and our country. Since they have such conviction, being the watchdog of society and all, why could they not arrange a broadcast or something, line up their facts etc and make their point. I guess its because they know people no longer take them seriously because of antics like these and of course, in this day and age, why should a leader be in power for 30 years, it’s not a monarchy… but that whole stuff was cringe worthy…

  24. cindy

    June 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Pls don’t be ridiculous. What has this got to do with feminism? Don’t wake up a sleeping dog. Gerrarrahere!

    • Lotana

      June 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      @Cindy, So true U are a dog. Ur ignorance knows no bound. We know ur type. Rather than put forward Intelligent discuss u just hv to exhibit ur lack of substance.

  25. Ade

    June 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Typical Nigerians.. Just look at that random tout in agbada thinking he has the right to barrage a visiting president. No respect or manners whatsoever, common idiot. Shouting democrasy democrasy, fools. Better let’s thank God for sparing us cos Nigeria was going down the fucking drain up until yesterday, who are we to brag about democracy????

    • Beeeee

      June 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Kisses for you my darling

  26. Olu

    June 2, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    This is a disgrace to the Nigeria state. It is very sad that these hooligans were allowed into a VVIP section during the inauguration. Just because we don’t respect our leaders in Nigeria doesn’t mean other countries do not. You could hear one of them idiots asking for Jacob Zuma. I don’t blame them, I blame those who granted them access to sitting presidents. They contributed in no small measure to the propaganda that brought APC into power hence the access to sitting presidents.

  27. nnenne

    June 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    You can say that again. Same Sahara Reporters that campaigned for and crowned Buhari?
    They should mind their business. Beer Parlor Journalists.

  28. bobo

    June 3, 2015 at 12:13 am

    For this act, vimbai who is constantl y in nigeria would be banned from coming to nigeria by her president. Stupidity at its peak. Mtcheeeeeeew

  29. AsMyself

    June 3, 2015 at 12:20 am


  30. Peyton

    June 3, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Is anyone suprised? just when you think Sahara reporters cannot sink any lower they come with this crap. They need to be straight about who they want to be daily mail or Sun?. Mugagbe was your guest and this was neither the time or place for such silly behaviour. Instead of interviewing Jacob Zuma on the attacks in his country you are running after Mugagbe. Nigeria is not one to point fingers at any country, Democracy is beyond handing over power and winning elections.

  31. Beeeee

    June 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    “……beyond handing over powers and winning elections”……i love this, i might use it somewhere else…lol

  32. AK

    June 3, 2015 at 10:56 am

    “… who imagine their country as a model of democracy.”


  33. nwanyi na aga aga

    June 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Sahara reporters and their gutter behaviour and journalism. Anyway I am not surprised shaa. I miss 234NEXT.Kai! there was something regal about them..

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