Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has taken to his social media account to slam South Africa’s independent news channel eNCA.
The 24-hour television news broadcaster has come under fire. This comes after a clip of its political reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, getting reactions from politicians outside the parliament during a post-budget speech interview that went viral on social media, and it left many people foaming at the mouth.
Lindsay instructed a black politician to wear a mask whilst addressing the public and a white politician was allowed to address the public without wearing a mask. The public has accused the channel of racism and unconscious bias and many are boycotting it on social media.
Somizi who never shies away from speaking his mind added his two cents on the debate and has cancelled the channel with immediate effect. The reality television star said that he strongly condemns racism and expressed how angry he was.
Sharing his strong comment, Somgaga shared the clip which has caused an uproar on social media and slammed the channel for not perceiving anything wrong in what the journalist did, “@encanews still doesn’t see anything wrong with this….nothing…..they even issued a statement saying there’s nothing racist about this……..wow…….and u still gonna tune in as a black person? Andizi ftsek to racists…….let me go get a drink coz, wow I’m fuming right now,” he captioned the post.