Just two hours before the much anticipated docu-series was scheduled to start, Moja LOVE released a statement detailing reasons for the rescheduling of the show.
The docu-series titled Impilo: Mampintsha WeskInk was supposed to give fans insight on Gqom’s most popular couple and their relationship. The reality show was promising to bare it all and allow Mzansi into the couple’s private space. The scenes from the show exposed their turbulent relationship and the trailer released by the channel, had Mzansi shook.
The graphic scenes had social media up-in-arms and lambasted Moja LOVE for promoting violence and airing Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s dirty laundry.
However, a few hours before the debut of the reality show, we received word that Impilo would not be airing.
The statement released by Moja LOVE ensured viewers that they value transparency and telling South African stories. However, the channel wanted to take a strong stance against domestic violence and assault. A part of their statement reads;
“Jub Jub as a close friend to Mampintsha and Babes wanted to offer the couple the opportunity to explain the abuse incident. Today the couple decided to go to court to stop the broadcasting of the interview.”
Hey Moja Lovers 😍 we have a slight schedule change for today. pic.twitter.com/OwdcsKE26l
— MojaLoveTv DStv Channel 157 (@MojaLoveTv) January 23, 2020
There were also some fans who were disappointed not to see the show air
— Sifiso Gumede (@sfisogums) January 24, 2020
— 👑Bianca van Beserk👑 (@HerRoyalHotLass) January 23, 2020
— Nolwazi Mabaleka (@Makhumalo_Nolly) January 23, 2020
Since this is now in the hands of the court and will be heard on April 2, the channel is not allowed to air the reality series until further notice.