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Tanzanian tour guide who went viral for falsely translating tourist comments arrested


The tour guide from Tanzania who became an instant sensation last week has found himself in hot soup after he got arrested. The hilarious video which went viral on social media showed the man falsely translating what a tourist who visited was saying.


When the tourist said Tanzanians were wonderful people, then he would translate and say they should stop complaining about hunger.

Now the joke has turned on him after the minister for Tourism Jumanne Mshembe ordered for his arrest.

It is not yet clear what he’s too be charged for but reports indicate he might be charged with mimicking president Magufuli who recently lashed out at Tanzanians for complaining about hunger.

For those who missed it here is the transcript of their conversation:

Tourist: “Hi. My visit to Tanzania has been beautiful, gorgeous. The people are fabulously wonderful and friendly. Greetings are always jambo [the Swahili equivalent of Hello]. Happy to be here. The land is beautiful, beautiful. The animals are wonderful.”

Guide (translating): “You Tanzanians complain/cry a lot about hunger. Everyday you cry about hunger when you have flowers at home. Why don’t you boil the flowers and drink [them]. It is not good to cry/complain about hunger.”

Tourist: “The variety of animals and people you see is incredible, unlike anywhere else. It is just fabulous.”

Guide: “You are asking your president to cook for you. Do you think your president is a cook? Can you get busy, even boil your clothing and eat.”

Tourist: “It will be an experience to savour for all of your life. It is fantastic and beautiful and incredible and just unremarkable.

Guide: “Get busy in every corner of the country. The president can’t leave State House to cook for you. You have to cook for yourselves.

Here is the video everyone is talking about:







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