The Nigerian reporter with Sahara Reporters Adeola Fayehun who humiliated President Robert Mugabe has said the strongman is too old to be a church leader.
In her latest episode of “Keeping it real with Adeola”, Fayehun pokes more fun at Mugabe in a satirical video, laced with sarcasm, which others assumed was a genuine apology.
Fayehun said the only thing she regretted about her confrontation with Mugabe in Nigeria last month was that her side comments were not edited out at the end of the interview.
“Me saying he is old is something that struck me. If he were to be my grandfather, I don’t think I would even want him in charge of a church – not to talk about a whole country.”
Fayehun said some of her colleagues were asking Mugabe to smile for pictures and she believes there were more pertinent questions to ask Zimbabwe’s President.
She said she has been accused of embarrassing an Africa leader.
“Asking President Mugabe when he will step down was awful, it was terrible what I did,” Fayehun said.
“How dare I, a small girl like myself, ask a whole President when he will step down, especially in Africa where we are not supposed to ask questions of our elders?
“We are supposed to respect them, whether they are dictators or not, whether they are corrupt or not, we are not supposed to challenge them.”
The Sunday Mail reported that Sahara Reporters must be eating humble pie after being forced to apologise which has since turned into a nightmare.
The paper said Fayehun had been forced to cancel her show and had her tail tucked in between her legs, as she made the apology. –