Eish, SABC news anchor Peter Ndoro mistakenly reported this morning that South Africa’s brand new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, had passed away.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation reporter muddled Ramaphosa’s name with that of former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday from colon cancer.

Just last month Ndoro mistakenly said that IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi had passed away.


Twitter is having a field day with it, with some joking that Ndoro is on a “political killing spree”. As others have pointed out, he is clearly exhausted from reporting on a hectic period in South Africa’s history!