‘Zombie Zuma’ remark gets SABC radio presenter fired

Lotus FM radio presenter Ravi Govender has been fired following his comments about President Jacob Zuma.

In a Facebook post, Govender allegedly called Zuma a “zombie” following the president’s opening address at the ANC’s fifth national policy conference. 

“Just heard a Zombie Zuma giving a speech on the news. Massacring the beautiful English language. Uneducated creature. Even the other moron Mugabe speaks much better,” he wrote.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that Govender’s contract had been terminated. 

According to News24, Govender said that he didn’t mean what he said in the post and that he called the president a zombie “out of anger”.