Prof Moyo shows lighter side

Bruce Ndlovu
The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo, showed his lighter side when he made a cameo appearance on award winning South African news parody show, Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.

Professor Moyo, who appeared on the showa��s third segment which also featured MDC Renewal politician Tendai Biti, was interviewed by Chester Missing, a puppet handled by ventriloquist Conrad Koch.

The episode, which was aired on Wednesday night on eNCA news and e-tv, was a special feature that focused on Zimbabwe, coinciding with President Mugabea��s state visit to South Africa.

Late Night News is a parody show that offers a comic take on the daya��s hot political topics. It is a sketch show hosted by stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola and features Koch and Ugandan comedian David Kibuuka as the showa��s correspondents. The show was nominated for the prestigious American Emmy awards for best comedy show in 2013 and 2014.

Professor Moyo fielded questions from the humorously blunt Missing, who inquired about the Zimbabwean political scene.

a�?We are better at speaking English language than the English. We have now indigenised the language,a�? Professor Moyo responded when quizzed about his mastery of English language.

As has become the norm on the show Missing had hard questions, asking Biti if he had ever been paid money directly by British Prime Minister David Cameron for furthering the imperialistic agenda in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwea��s own comedy sketch show, Zambezi News also made an appearance on the show, offering a humorous take on factionalism in politics, saying the country was looking to export the concept to faction riddled organisations such as the Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu), the Conservative Party in the UK and the conservative branch of the American Republican Party, the tea party.

After the premier of the episode, Professor Moyo, also an artiste of repute, took to twitter to commend the showa��s use of humour to tackle political issues, paying particular praise to the Zimbabwean comedians.

a�?@kwirirayi @chestermissing @eNCAnews hahaha. I enjoyed Zambezi News bit. Hilarious: The faction is the Economy & the Economy is the Faction!,a�? he posted.

The show was the season finale.