South African chicken chain pulls ad poking fun at Mugabe A cheeky chicken advert poking fun at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as “the last dictator standing” who misses the company of deceased autocrats was pulled Thursday from South African television, though, as you can see above, it still has the ad hosted on its YouTube channel.
The advert which upset Mugabe supporters shows a cheerless look-a-like pausing to reminisce about happier times with the likes of former Ugandan president Idi Amin and Muammar Gaddafi, after placing the dead Libyan’s name card on an empty banquet table.
“We’ve noted with concern the political reaction emanating out of Zimbabwe, including perceived threats against Nando’s Zimbabwe’s management, staff and customers,” said Nando’s South Africa.
“Nando’s South Africa takes these threats very seriously and will regrettably no longer flight the TV commercial as part of our festive season campaign.”
The commercial for its six-piece chicken combo depicts Mr. Mugabe reminiscing about his times with departed dictators to the song Those Were the Days.
He is shown having a water-gun fight with Muammar Gaddafi, making sand angels with Saddam Hussein and riding in a tank with Idi Amin, before awakening from his dream to find himself at a dinner table, alone at Christmas, The Associated Press reported.