Mugabe opens up in SABC interview

Posted on Jan 2 2013 - 8:03am by admin

President Robert Mugabe and his family have opened up their homes and lives to top South African television presenter Dali Tambo for his weekly programme, People of the South. 

South African television presenter Dali Tambo and his wife Rachel

South African television presenter Dali Tambo and his wife Rachel

Tambo is the son of the late African National Congress stalwart Oliver Tambo. He jetted into the country on December 18. Accompanied by a 14-member crew, he filmed the documentary from 19 to 21 December . It will be shown on SABC3 next month. Lead cameraman Perseverance Dube said they had access to many areas of the Mugabes lives. They even interviewed Bona and Chatunga.

“We were given access to the places the President holds dear that include his rural home, the Gushungo Farm and the new school that is about to open. I am in awe of the good works the First Family is doing to reach out to the community.”

“Most of the footage comprises the President telling the audience of all the facets of his life: how he was brought up, what made him start his political career, his days in jail and exile, the inspirational people in his life and the principles he upholds as a father and the President of a nation.

“These will be further illustrated visually by intercutting archive footage, photographs and personal memorabilia. The episode will culminate in a celebratory dinner where Dali encourages reminiscing, good humour, and a great sense of occasion.

“We also included detailed separate interviews of the First Lady and two of their children, Bona and Chatunga. We are convinced that we have come up with a riveting piece of work that will set the tone for the anticipated second season of People of the South and will grip the audience from start to finish.”

Speaking after filming the documentary at State House last week, Tambo said Mugabe “is a person of substance” whose appeal is unique and overarching. He said that Mugabe remained iconic despite criticism from his detractors. “No African should doubt that President Mugabe is an icon. He is a good example of an undeniable icon of Africa,” he said.

Tambo said President Mugabe bore a distinct sense of national identity throughout the interview, which is expected to evoke African pride among viewers.

“The aim of People of the South is to interview people of substance who have a unique and overarching appeal to viewers. President Mugabe fits this bill in every sense because his presence creates a strong sense of national identity and evokes a sense of pride in viewers,” said Tambo. (Try telling that to the families of the thousands of victims killed by his regime.)

  • pamask

    Matuzvi ega. Wat do u know Doti.

  • Mudumex

    Only fools can watch that dotii,after all these years of murderous,repression and thieving Zimbos have suffered long enough lets get rid of these muppets.

    • Zim’s Voiceyouth

      Mugabe is not the reason y w suffered h ddnt ask fo e sanctions dnt b blind cum rain cum thunder we r goin to vote for him we juss love that man….thats the truth e papers can say wat e british wants them to say but thts e truth

  • bobsled

    My God, Tambo is trying to teach us to love and respect our president! Well, that must be some PR before a watershed election, but Tambo should not put his integrity on the line for the sake of money.Zimbabweans do not need documentaries to know who Bob is we have lived his leadership nightmares everyday for the last 32 years.Maybe South Africans who are still on the honeymoon stage of post-independence want to find a ‘hero’ to fuel their honeymoon escapades.Good luck….you need it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002665852304 Martin MrReliable Chareva

    this is rubbish Mugabe does not deserve iconic status. i think Dali Tambo was drank when he said this.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000435525627 Tinashe Vuso

    @Martin why do u want us to tow your warped line of thnking Mugabe is any Icon to the ordinary masses of African race the only black skin to stand up against the so called big brother of this world haakwatiswe nezizi harina nyanga whether u like it or not Mugabe is an Icon ,dnt expect him to be like Jesus Christ coz no1 is perfect

  • Chinoz

    Same nonsense Zimbabweans do not need that, thank you for your stupid lies, you got paid for it right shavol that documentary in your ass!!!

  • HOVIO(HOHOHO)VIGORONY

    PROBLEM IS WHO EVER INTERVIEW MUGABE NEVER ASK THE REAL QUESTIONS WHICH MATTERS…WE ARE SICK OF MUGABE TELLING US OF HIS SO CALLED GREAT PERSONAL LIFE…..AND HONESTLY WE DONT CARE ABT THAT…..Y IS HE STEALING VOTES….Y STEALING DIAMONDS…….Y SENDING ARMY TO DRC WITHOUT CABINET APROVAL..Y BIG MULTI MILLION BIRTHDAY BASH WEN PPLE ARE STARVING…..Y HE DONT WANT TO RETIRE…..WAT THE PURPOSE OF BORDER GEZI CAMP AND CHIPANGANO…..Y IS HEROES ACRE A SHRINE FOR HIS FRIENDS AND MANY MORE QUESTIONS THAT MATTERS

    • Zim’s Voiceyouth

      u dnt kno wat u tokin bou…. we r not sick of our president and we will vote for him come elections. Stupid ?? z tht wat u wld ask him??

  • Dingdingwe

    First Family Propaganda.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004078025354 Charlie Musarurwa

    Big dhara redu Mugabe haakwatiswe

  • ndini

    did he ask him why he kills his own people?

  • Chisora

    Did Bob ask Tambo married a white woman instead of millions of black women in Africa? That is against indigenisation. Instead he is a sellout because if he dies all his estate will be taken by white inlaws. So he cannot tell us anything when he has problems right in his bed.

    • Jihgar

      get away mheni. You are a bloody racist. Love knows no color. Stick to the story.

  • KEKEKE_BOOM

    Why do we need a documentary from TAMBO when the evidence of how Mugabe is is all over the place for everyone to see? Did Tambo expect Mugabe to show him his killing fields and slaughter houses in Goromonzi and everywhere? The school he built about to open: for whom? GO AHEAD TAMBO MAKE YOUR NAME AND MONEY WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!

    • Zim’s Voiceyouth

      we love our president Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

  • mashavan

    “The aim of People of the South is to interview people of substance who have a unique and overarching appeal to viewers. President Mugabe fits this bill in every sense because his presence creates a strong sense of national identity and evokes a sense of pride in viewers,” said Tambo. (Try telling that to the families of the thousands of victims killed by his regime.)

    whats the last line for, let the people have their own opinions, do not mislead people. viva president bob, thank u tambo. we have longed for such a piece of work

  • Hacha Ndizvo

    Thank God its to be in South Africa so we will have a breather before the evil worshipers at Dead BC get hold of it.

  • wilbert_mukori

    “Try telling that to the families of the thousands of victims killed by his regime.” my sentiments exactly!

    The British knighted Mugabe, at least they could say at the time the true story of what a murderous tyrant Mugabe is was not known. No one can say the say today but surprise, surprise Mr Tambo comes along and says exactly that.

    Zimbabwe has more than its fair share of idiots but so does South Africa. There can be nothing more insulting and stupid than calling a murderous tyrant an icon of Africa!

    • munhu

      IT was a war like situation thats why the warring parties later came to terms in 1987. Do u think He was to use a remote controller to suppress the uprising, pple of Zim where tired of war and another was that possible, After all it was just after the much free and fair elections of the time so what

  • munhu

    amasweni with President. I don’t know where is this cloud cmng from of blickered pple who without thought can name 32 yrs of mismanagement, lets be realistic, lk at Moza

  • Lookingin

    Dali Tambo, make your money and take your stupid video and please don’t show it to Zmibabweans, are you alright in your head??? Go home!!!

    • Zim’s Voiceyouth

      lookingin are u insane w wr waiting fo this for a long time… We love u president and will defend u in the coming elections by our vote. Thank u fo showing us the way

  • kudzai bamu

    Tambo is so right,Mugabe is an icon,hero,legend,father you name it..

  • Chris Mberi

    Most people will never know what they even if they lose it

    • Biggie Taapatsi

      You can say that again Chris..

  • Pasi naButt licker Dali

    ziddhodhi remunhu Dali Thambo. We Zimbabweans are not stupid. Just Shut your pipe boy, and continue to butt lick Matibili and his family. Zimbabweans will NEVER buy your nonsense