Thapelo Lekabe
Digital Journalist
1 minute read
23 Feb 2018
11:11 am

Peter Ndoro ‘humbled’ by messages of support after ‘killing off Ramaphosa’

Thapelo Lekabe

The seasoned news anchor will be back on our screens again on Monday after taking a bit of time to recharge his batteries.

SABC news anchor Peter Ndoro (left) and President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Twitter/@peterndoro

SABC news anchor Peter Ndoro says he is humbled by the outpouring of support and encouragement he received from members of the public, journalists and politicians after he mistakenly declared on national television earlier this month that President Cyril Ramaphosa had died in Zimbabwe.

He was meant to have referred to the late Morgan Tsvangirai.

Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Ndoro thanked Ramaphosa for “graciously” accepting his apology.  He said he would return to work on Monday.

Last month, he apologised to viewers for declaring that IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi had also died. The veteran journalist indicated to SABC management that he was fatigued and was taken off air to rest.

These are some of the messages of support he received:

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