After apologising to viewers last month for mistakenly announcing that IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi had died, SABC News anchor Peter Ndoro has done it again. This time declaring the country’s newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa dead.
On Thursday, Ndoro incorrectly said that Ramaphosa had died after former president Thabo Mbeki commented on the death of Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s former prime minister and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), who passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer.
The video of the latest blooper has set Twitter abuzz with many people asking whether Ndoro had “issues” with death or whether he was exhausted from the breaking news stories of the week.
Watch the video below:
The other time he said Buthelezi had passed on!
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) February 15, 2018
This is what tweeps had to say about the blunder:
… And then Peter Ndoro kills our president 🤦🏾♀️
— Lebz (@Malebz89) February 16, 2018
Peter Ndoro🙆🏽♀️🙊 what is happening? Now killing Silili😂😏
— RatoTheTaurean (@LeratoLekhula) February 16, 2018
— IG: therealirismiya (@therealirismiya) February 16, 2018
Peter Ndoro needs counselling
— Van Gogh (@Art_Scholar) February 16, 2018
Harde @PeterNdoro! I know that feeling of getting mixed signals from the control room while you’re live. LOL!
— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) February 15, 2018
— Letshela Jonas (@LetshelaJonas) February 16, 2018
I am going to advise President Unity Ramaphosa to appoint Peter Ndoro in the position of Nathi Mthethwa for obvious reasons.
— Sipuka Olwethu (@osipuka) February 15, 2018
Guys, even Mbali Sibanyoni erred whilst interviewing Thabo Mbeki just before Peter Ndoro did the same. She said this week the ANC recalled its President, former President Thabo Mbeki 🤔 @SABCNewsOnline staff have been giving 110% this week, let's give them a break, they're human pic.twitter.com/AmEXP58mOM
— Evander Ndlovu (@EvanderNdlovu) February 15, 2018
The @SABCNewsOnline should take us sirious this guy @peterndoro is a disgrace how can he make stupid mistakes like this one after the other he must be moved to graveyard shift on radio sonke fm tired of his shananigan
— Walter Dimama (@walterdimama) February 16, 2018
Leave Peter Ndoro alone.
— Kgoshii Lerabela (@Kgoshii2020) February 16, 2018
Guys Peter Ndoro was reading from screen. Blame the script writers and producers from sabc.
— RSA Government (@KVhasa) February 15, 2018
Someone is sabotaging Peter Ndoro
— Neli Mahlangu (@nelson_mahlangu) February 16, 2018
Peter Ndoro sent our new president Cyril Ramaphosa to Zimbabwe and killed him there.
I've asked this many times that since Zimbabwe is ok now, isn't this time to get a South African on that sit. We claim we want the land but can't even occupy anchoring jobs. #PeterNdoroMustFall pic.twitter.com/wdEjhBpqxY
— ZacIssaSavage (@Isaac_Moselane) February 16, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the #Ramaphosa family
— Kula (@ku82la) February 16, 2018