By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | iZiviso Global Editor At Large
HARARE, Zimbabwe – Groundbreaking Magamba Cultural Activist Network will film the pilot season of the its news comedy sketch “Zambezi News” in July 2012. The programme will be distributed regionally, from satellite television channels and will also be available locally on DVD.
Zambezi News is the breakthrough new comedy series that has had audiences in Zimbabwe and abroad in stitches since its launch in late 2011. Irreverent, sarcastic and downright hilarious this is the news as never seen before.
Created by two of the country’s pioneering creative minds, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, Zambezi News parodies the relentless propaganda and astounding journalistic ineptitude on state TV through its comical news presenters.
The presenters humorously delve into a plethora of issues such as democracy, elections, race, land reform, corruption, sexism, gender issues, arts and sport – generally all aspects of life in Africa including all its contradictions and ironies.