Zambezi News is the satirical comedy series that has taken Zimbabwe and abroad by storm. A parody of a typical Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation news programme, Zambezi News satirizes the relentless propaganda and astounding journalistic ineptitude on state TV. This first season of the Zimbabwe-made show features the comical news presenters Mandape Mandape (Tongai Leslie Makawa aka Outspoken), Jerome Weathers (Samm Farai Monro aka Comrade Fatso) and Kudzaishe Mushayahembe (Michael Kudakwashe). The three presenters are in a constant battle for dominance of the show while they haphazardly present the news live in studio and cut away to ludicrous news reports, spoof music videos and cheeky adverts.
Created by two of Zimbabwe’s pioneering creative minds, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, Zambezi News hilariously deals with everything from race to sex, from politics to sport, from land reform to hip hop. The series introduces various infectious characters including the hilarious wannabe hip hop crew The Even Mo Lil Swaggery Boyz, the forever-drunk Anonymous Alcoholics, the roving reporters Kephas Josfat and Kevin ‘Kevie Kevv’ Abrams, the iconic Minister of Impending Projects and the sycophantic talk show host Sixpence Shereni.
Season 1 has already been broadcast across Southern Africa while the cast have been invited to perform live shows in Zimbabwe and South Africa. The entire Season 1 (four episodes) of this hilarious comedy show is now available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/ZambeziNewsTV
Magamba Network is also embarking on a countrywide distribution of Zambezi News. 10,000 copies of Season 1 will be distributed across Zimbabwe.