Veteran SABC anchor Peter Ndoro said Zanu Pf Director of Information and Publicity Tafadzwa Mugwadi, although he apologized for the ‘f’ word remarks he uttered on AlJeeza, there is a less possibility that he is regretting his actions.
According to Ndoro what people say or do off the camera matters the most than what they say on Camera. Ndoro said Mugwadi expressed his true feelings and attitude.
“#ZanuPF‘s Tafadzwa Mugwadi has apologized for using the F-word during an Aljazeera interview. He says he thought the interview had ended. In my experience that which is said off-camera usually tells us more about one’s true feelings and attitude than what said during an interview” said Ndoro.
Below is the full statement issued by Mugwadi.
I hope this letter find you well. On 18 of August, 2020, I was part of the panel of discussants on Al Jazeera about our beautiful Nation, Zimbabwe involving myself and two MDC alliance representatives. Following the conclusion of the heated discussion which featured falsehoods, punctuated by biased video interludes which appeared to be aimed at sustaining a false narrative that there is a crisis of human rights in Zimbabwe, I lost my tamper in which I ended up using uncouth language.
Although that was never meant for the interview as I felt the interview ended, I strongly feel I owe Al Jazeera, the world, Zimbabweans, and in particular the Anchor Femi Oke an unreserved apology. I further apologise to the leadership of the party who certainly were embarrassed by those words
Following spirited attempts by various Global Media to drive a false agenda against Zimbabwe, Government, Leadership and our people in general, I must express my gratitude and that of the party to Al Jazeera for their decision to reach to us to get a candid understanding of the reality of what is obtaining in Zimbabwe, contrary to social media falsehoods mirrored by recycled videos of the past while some videos are imported from other jurisdictions.
There is no crisis in Zimbabwe but there is a leadership crisis in opposition groups and that does not translate into a national crisis