Nando’s Zimbabwe pokes fun at Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ‘dark forces’ in hilarious tweet
As the Zimbabwean government continues to be criticised for what has been dubbed “authoritarian rule” and “abuse of power”, Nando's in Zimbabwe has opted to make light of the situation by throwing shade at president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Some were appreciative of the humour while one cautioned Nando's against “testing the limits of this government”, a comment seemingly referring to silencing tactics by Zanu-PF.
Nando's was doing what it does best on social media, which is staying relevant and advertising its business.
It didn't miss the opportunity to caption the post “dark forces”, which has become a famous line among Zimbabweans since Mnangagwa's televised address to the nation on Tuesday.
Mnangagwa said there were “dark forces” who were attempting to derail his presidency and vision for Zimbabwe. He said his critics were “destructive terrorist opposition groupings” and “dark forces both inside and outside the borders”.
Many said Mnangagwa's use of the term “terrorists” meant he was on a mission to crush his critics.
Many have been critical of the president, especially since the arrests of government critics including investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono who exposed alleged government corruption in the procurement of coronavirus supplies.
Award-winning author Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested amid protests against corruption and the country's weak economy on Friday last week. She also called for the release of Chin'ono.
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