Nando's comedy fest in Zim cancelled

2011-12-05 11:42
Cape Town - The Nando's comedy festival in Zimbabwe has been cancelled, reports Zimbabwe's The Standard.

According to the Zimbabwean Sunday newspaper, the cancellation of the December 15 performance comes after Nando's flighted its "Last Dictator Standing" commercial in South Africa, portraying Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as lonely without his fellow dictator friends.

The commercial has since been pulled off air in South Africa.

The Standard reports that Nando's spokesperson, Caroline Nyadzayo, confirmed that the festival was off, saying: "It was not proper for us to continue with the event given the picture that has been painted of our organisation."

Loyiso Gola, Trevor Noah and Kagiso Lediga are some of the comedians who were to perform at the festival.

On Monday Loyiso Gola tweeted: "Our tour of Zimbabwe has been cancelled because of the Nando's ad. Wow."

Carl Joshua Ncube, a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian, was also due to perform at the Zimbabwean leg of the Nando's comedy festival.

He told The Standard: "I understand that is why it has been cancelled. I am still saddened that we are casualties of Nando's South Africa's campaign."

Comments

  • Felix - 2011-12-05 11:57

    Truth hurts :)

  • Ronald - 2011-12-05 12:02

    Sounds more like a storm in a teacup than an uproar.

  • guyt1 - 2011-12-05 12:07

    Rather close Zim down ...

      Terry Andrews - 2013-06-03 12:20

      Use your brains. Then where would the 12million Zimbabweans go?

  • stefventerza - 2011-12-05 12:57

    Everbody cries about the old dictator,but no one does anything to remove him from his wrong doings. Time to move on. I was just wondering who thought up the advert.

      PissyWhiskers Black - 2013-06-07 14:01

      @stephanus they already think he is a hero we dont want to give him godly status by killing the fooker

  • roberta.keeling - 2011-12-05 13:10

    Here we go again - bowing and scraping to the demands of a dictator. If he was so sure of himself, he wouldn't be making the noises he did. Time the man went into retirement, and disappear for ever!

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-05 14:17

    Reading the headline I was confused as to what is there to laugh about in that country.

  • Mohsin - 2011-12-05 14:26

    doesn't zimbabwe need chicken???

  • sh.fish1 - 2011-12-05 15:09

    A CASE OF FEARING MASKED VENGEANCE

  • Justin - 2011-12-05 17:52

    He (Carl Joshua Ncube, a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian) told The Standard: "I understand that is why it has been cancelled. I am still saddened that we are casualties of Nando's South Africa's campaign." As opposed to being a casualty of a screwed up government and dictator? Really!

  • Vuyo - 2011-12-06 08:38

    Caroline Nyadzayo, there is NOTHING WRONG with the picture of your orginisation. I can't believe Nando's pulled this ad? Just because Mugabe doesn't LIKE IT? Sure, stay out of his country and don't have the festival there but bring those Zim comedians here. He IS the last dicator standing. Hope the grim reaper pays him a visit soon.

  • Wilma - 2011-12-08 12:52

    Well it's time someone told that old idiot what the world thinks.

  • Adrian - 2012-01-09 10:57

    I see the ad has been "redone"......it's now called "The Last Sticktator Standing".....hillarious!

  • Ballito - 2012-01-11 10:46

    ROFLMFAO YOU CAN CRY YOU CAN MOCK BUT DO YOU NO WHAT I HAVE NOTICED THESE POLITICIANS ARE THICK SKINNED.THEY SIT ON THE THROWN AND GIVE A DAMN OF WHAT WE THINK OR WHAT WE DRAW TYPICAL EXAMPLE AGAIN OF NANDOS AIRING THEIR ADS AND THEN LIKE LITTLE BABIES PULLING THEM OF AIR.WHY MAKE THOSE ADDS SPEND ALL THE MONEY AND THEN PULL THEM OFF.I GUESS YOU TOO SCARED TO GO ALL THE WAY .SHAME ON YOU NANDOS YOU DO ONE THING AND THEN CRUMBLE TO PRESSURE DAMN THOSE ADDS NEVER LAST LONG ENOUGH.WELL I GUESS NANDOS THERE IS A LESSON OR TOO TWO YOU HAVE LEARNT.THAT YOU ARE SMALL PUPPIES DONT GO PISSING ON BEEG DOGS IF YOU CANT STAND THE HEAT STAY AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN.YOU ARE WASTE OF AD SPACE NEXT TIME YOU MAKE A AD MAKE SURE IT RUNS FOR A FULL DURATION.MALEMA DID THE SAME HE KICKED YOUR ASS KNOW OH BOB DID THE SAME.

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