Tsvangirai Jeered In London - Video Released
Part of the crowd that whistled, jeered and humiliated Tsvangirai on Saturday in London. The PM later told a press conference that Zimbabweans in the UK were ignorant and that he does not get this kind of treatment "when I meet Zimbabweans back home."
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe shouts back at protesters who had just disrupted his speech, chanting: "Mugabe must go!" on Saturday at the Southwark Cathedral' He just sat back down next to Elton Mangoma and Tendai Biti when he exploded, shouting back at the chanting crowd and waving his hands dismissively
The BBC has released a video showing the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, unable to make his address at Southwark Cathedral amid booes and jeers.
He started off by saying: "I want to state something here and I will state it boldly..."
At which point a member of the audience interjected and said: "Mugabe must go!"
Tsvangirai continued: "Zimbabweans must come home."
And all hell broke loose, the jeers and booes got even louder. The PM could not get a word in, stating:
"I want...........(jeers).......Let me.......(jeers)....." And then he got angry and waved down the crowd, saying:
"Hold on, hold on......" The jeering would not stop and was getting even louder.
Tsvangirai then says: "Well, let me state here, you'd better listen to me."
That was the last statement he made before walking off stage.
As he sat back down next to one of his officials, he was clearly angry and was gesticulating dismissively towards the audience.
Later, at a press conference, it is also reported that Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans in the diaspora are ignorant: "they lack knowledge," he said, about what is happening back home. Out of touch, in other words.
I just wonder, who is it that is out of touch: The People or Tsvangirai?