The clip (which had clocked around a quarter of a million views on YouTube this week) begins with one of Fayehun’s colleagues, Omoyele Sowore " a New York based Nigerian political activist " leaning in through the open window of a vehicle parked in the VVIP section of the Eagle Square International Conference Centre in Abuja and in which the Zimbabwean president sits slumped in the back while waiting to be seated inside the venue.
Sowore initially disarms Mugabe by asking the universally neutral “Mr Mugabe, how are you?”
Mugabe smiling, albeit uncomfortably, replies, “I am well, thanks”.
“Are you happy to come to Nigeria?” Sowore continues.
“Very happy,” Mugabe offers.
“Well, you know they also want elections in your country, when is it happening next in your country?” Sowore prods.
“In my country? Well, we had our elections…” He tapers off as an aide comes to his rescue and opens the door for Mugabe, who alights at that point.
You would think that Mugabe’s usual squad of heavies would have been on high alert after the first incident, but after Buhari’s speech, as Mugabe made his way back to the car, Sowore and Fayehun " who work for the New York based Sahara TV, the Internet branch of SaharaReporters " struck again. This time it is Fayehun who drives the barrage of relentless questions.
Members of Mugabe’s feared Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and other trussed up military personnel seem completely nonplussed and unable to deal with Fayehun’s audacity. Perhaps it is because she is a woman, perhaps it is because she asks each question rather loudly, but always with a charming gap-toothed smile.
“Mr President, don’t you think it is time to step down?” “Is there a time limit?” “How’s your health?’ “When will there be change in Zimbabwe?” “Will there be change in Zimbabwe?” “Is there democracy in Zimbabwe?”
Fayehun, as Mugabe’s guards try to hurry him through the crowd, then switches from asking questions making direct statements instead. “There is no democracy in Zimbabwe”, she shouts over the clamour. “It’s about time that you step down.”
All the while Mugabe’s minders seem paralysed by the two young and apparently fearless questioners, who continue to hang around shouting and commenting.
Fayehun ends the clip looking for her next victim, asking: “Is Jacob Zuma here?”…to which Sowore adds, “Where is that Zuma?”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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