Zimbabweans seem to have found solace in humour as a salve to their economic and political hardships if the Zambezi News parody presentation at the Multichoice Afica Content Showcase in Mauritius is anything to go by. A comic trio flexed funny bones with biting satire delivered by the way of a newscast complete with video cutaways on Friday night. They and Ugandan potty humour comic Salvador were the highlight of the duo Maisha Magic and Zambezi Magic showcase. The Zambezi News parody show is one of the staples on the newly launched Zambezi Magic channel that sadly geo-blocked to East African viewers and available to eight Southern African countries. The channel will also pipe shows like Generations, Isidingo and Our Perfect Wedding alongside exciting shows like the ever-popular Tonight With Zororo. The channel will also aim to offer an opportunity for the best filmmakers on the continent to showcase their talents, as well as promising more African music and locally-produced comedy content. Maisha Magic East Channel Head Margaret Mathore promised that the channel which morphed from the upper-palate Maisha Magic channel that closed in March 2015 to include Swahili and other East African languages will continue to deliver on its signature promise of comedy, comedy and more comedy as attested to by Uganda’s biggest comic export, Salvador.
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Text: MOSES SERUGO (firstname.lastname@example.org, @serugo)