Wednesday, 22 May 2013


HARARE - South African TV viewers can expect to see Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in a different mood in two weeks’ time.

Normally militant and spewing out anti-British rhetoric when on TV, Mugabe will be relaxed and all smiles when he appears on the popular chat show People of the South.

The 89-year-old controversial president will be interviewed by the programme’s long-time presenter Dali Tambo and the show will be aired on SABC3 on June 2 at 8.30pm.

He will open up about his relationship with his current wife Grace Mugabe while still married to his first wife Sally.

“This is a very revealing picture of him... you won’t really get to see the likes of Mugabe this way ever again,” says Tambo.

Other politicians who will grace Tambo’s porch in this season of the show include ANC NEC members Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize. About his latest choice of subjects, Tambo says: “I love politicians.

“I love seeing the other side of them.”

Tambo says he is surprised at how “emotional” politicians can be.

“Once they allow themselves to be vulnerable, they get to show you that (what) you’re doing is a job and that job doesn’t define who you are,” he says.

Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe for more than 30 years, will talk about his life from childhood through to 1980 when he took over the reins of government from the British and the Ian Smith regime then in office.

Viewers will learn that the elderly president qualified as a teacher and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa before teaching in his home country.

In the interview Mugabe will reveal why his political thinking was heavily influenced by Ghana’s independence in 1959.

Also, how his political involvement with Zanu led to his incarceration for 10 years, during which time he and his Ghanaian wife Sally lost their three-year old son.

On his release Mugabe was sent into exile in Mozambique from where he and his Zanu party waged a guerrilla war against the forces of the Smith regime.

The bush war ended with the Lancaster House Agreement that led to the birth of Zimbabwe under a Patriotic Front government that Mugabe soon came to dominate.

Mugabe’s rule became controversial in early 2000 when war veterans took over white-owned farms without compensation for the owners.

Mugabe will recount growing up listening to his grandfather’s stories of brutal land grabs by Cecil John Rhodes and his men.

. — Sunday World


Interesting the old donkey now want the world to know how he stole another's wife.

@godobori1 ,
abuse and hatred will take you now where in have a lot to be grateful for because of matibili

Can you plese name one thing to be grateful for under matibili and i will give you ten things why i hate the goblin.

Surprisingly he doesnt mention that in the information he supplied to the presenter. He also mentions a grand father but does not mention his father. Its all cooked up information.

primary education for all students, guaranteed admission to secondary school for all who qualified, free medical care for those with low incomes and a new housing law granting freehold ownership to home renters of 30 year's standing etc

This forum is full of immature people like godobori 1 who are full of hate and malice. Mugabe may have made his errors but does not deserve all this hatred because there are other positive aspects about him. Remember wht goes round comes around and u will be called old donkey sometime in your life. Beware of the rule of Karma. Remember tht 1+1 is not always 2 in politics and your party leader may be even worse.

Nhai amu Cde. Mave kuona kusakura pfungwa kanhu nhai. Wat has mugabe done for zimbabweans nhai vakuru vekufunga? I dont support any of the two but we want a democratic country which gives opportunities to its pple. Vanhu shld be able to voice their own concerns without being victimised like wat mugabe and most of the old in govt do.

Sori hako. I have nothing to be grateful from mugabe. I am comfortable in life without any help from mugabe. I wonder wat exactly u benefited from him?

ndosaka muchizodashurwa miromo isingamharwe nenhunzi iyoyo.

Usatanga imwe hondo iwe Abel. Zvibate!

yipiko yaunoziva iwe? Munodenha kana mokiiwa momhanya kunaana baas kuti tarohwa. kwanai

Can you NOT comment without hurling insults & expletives??!! Don't they say "to err is human"??!! For all you know, Gushaz may have long made peace with the Almighty about THAT issue but iwe ndiwe woramba wakangosungirira as if ndiwe waive muridzi wemukadzi!!

Then say out your facts without using strong lingua that is full of hatred and anger. Are you sure Mugabe never dd anything good for Zim since 1924? Then you are either being dishonest or too young to know (or mentally unstable?).

Able freedom of speech iri muvanhu. Mukuda kana mukusada.

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