Zimbabwe’s Gov’t Calls Sahara Reporters ‘Boko Haram’ Journalists Over Ambush

Zimbabwe’s Gov’t Calls Sahara Reporters ‘Boko Haram’ Journalists Over Ambush

By News Desk | The Trent on June 3, 2015
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses on February 28, 2009 his guests during his birthday party held in Chinhoyi 115 km from Harare, Zimbabwe. President Mugabe turned 85 on the 21st of February. (Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/Desmond Kwande)

Following the ‘ambush’ of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe by reporters attached to online news platform Sahara Reporters during the Friday, May 29, 2015 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Zimbabwean Minister of Information, Jonathan Moyo has hit back at the journalists, terming them “brothers and sisters of Boko Haram”.

According to Thisday, a fuming Moyo condemned the actions of the journalists saying: “If Nigerian journalism has come to this, then God help Nigeria since nobody has monopoly over such uncouth misconduct. It is a sad tale of a man biting a dog when journalists make news they should be covering.

“Free countries have rules, including diplomatic courtesy, not the display of Boko Haram journalism. Of course, those are human beings, but are they journalists or Boko Haram?”


  1. Comment:indeed such action can be safely articulated as boko harams.nowhere in our African culture,we find such disdaining utterances directed to our leaders.even if the Q is from a Nigerian an the person is a journalists.the act was jus wrongly timed

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