Nandos Ad CANCELLED Due To Threats

The "Last Dictator Standing" TV commercial currently running in South Africa will be cancelled, the Nando's restaurant chain said today. This past Tuesday,  a militant youth group loyal to Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe called for a boycott of Nando's because of the ad. It would appear that their intimidation and threats have prevailed.

"We've noted with concern the political reaction emanating out of Zimbabwe, including perceived threats against Nando's Zimbabwe's management, staff and customers,"
the company said in a statement.

Nando's SA said it took these threats very seriously and would no longer flight the TV commercial as part of its festive season campaign.

"We feel strongly that this is the prudent step to take in a volatile climate and believe that no TV commercial is worth risking the safety of Nando's staff and customers."

Tjo! Mugabe ke boss.

The head of Nando's Zimbabwe franchise told the media that it was not informed of the South African television and press campaign.

It is an offence under Zimbabwean law to insult Mugabe or undermine the authority of his office so you can bet your depleted Zim dollar that these threads will likely be carried through.

I don't blame the Nandos management for pulling the ad for the sake of their stuff's safety. Sadly for Mugabe, the video has gone viral already and this situation will only make it even more popular.

I guess Nandos will come out as winners afterall!!

watch video HERE

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