Moroccan news reporter Mostafa Elwi
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Moroccan news reporter Mostafa Elwi could be excluded from the royal palace after a slip of the tongue during King Mohammed VI's pledge of allegiance ceremony.
The veteran correspondent described the traditional ceremony as a "satanic" event on live television.
The reporter, renowned for his coverage from the palace, has worked closely with royal officials since the reign of King Hassan II.
Political observers see Elwi as a supporter of the royal institution and claim he has defended the monarchy in the past.
Moroccan media sources said the reporter's blunder could see him suspended from the royal palace.
Before Saturday's ceremony, several Moroccan human rights groups called on the king to cancel the event, claiming its outdated rituals, including bowing down to the king, violate human rights principles.