For those who are familiar with the America TV series Cheaters, would tell South Africa had its own replica of the show in Uyajola introduced five months ago, however, the joy seem to be short lived.
Many viewers had started looking forward to it each and every Sundays, going through all kinds of emotions watching the show, hosted by rapper Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Moss Makwati, painfully the series is taking a break.
This has been necessitated by complaints that were raised following an episode in which a man, who was found cheating on his wife, was assaulted.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) confirmed it did receive complaints regarding the said episode, however, registrar Shouneez Martin said the decision to take a show off the air was not theirs.
“At this stage I can only confirm that the BCCSA received complaints and I cannot provide any further comment on the matter,” Martin told DRUM.
“MultiChoice should be able to explain if and why they are stopping the programme since the BCCSA is not a censorship mechanism and we can therefore not stop a programme,” he added.
MultiChoice corporate communications manager Benedict Maaga told DRUM they can confirm that it has received a complaint from the BCCSA with regards to the recent episode of Uyajola 9/9, which aired on independent channel Moja Love on Saturday, 28 September 2019.
Wow. So these bouncers on uyajola99 wud just watch women physically abuse the guy but wud pounce at a man shud he even push a woman. The presenter even has the nerve to say u have hit him enough let’s talk. Am I the only one who sees everything wrong in this. Abuse is abuse.
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) September 29, 2019
“Whilst we do not exercise editorial control over third party channels, which have fully independent editorial and content policies, we are in discussions with the channel about this particular complaint and will respond accordingly to the BCCSA,” he said.
In a statement to Isolezwe, Moja Love spokesperson Lindiwe Mbonambi said it was true that the show had been spiked off air but said, “It doesn’t mean that it is the end of the show because of people’s complaints to the BCCSA. The production company has chosen to take a short break from filming as they have been doing it for some time.”