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Jub-Jub in his new reality TV show, Uyajola 9/9 / (Photo: Twitter / Moja Love TV)

Uyajola 9/9: Show’s cancellation on the cards over BCCSA inquest

South Africa’s favourite reality show may be on its way out of a slot on TV.

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Jub-Jub in his new reality TV show, Uyajola 9/9 / (Photo: Twitter / Moja Love TV)

Uyajola 9/9 may be stricken off the roll at Moja Love TV by the time the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) finalises its inquest into alleged misconduct on the reality TV show.

What is Uyajola 9/9?

Uyajola 9/9 has already stamped its authority as a staple Sunday night fixture, in its first season.

Uyajola 9/9 allows frustrated partners the opportunity to find out if his or her other half is a cheater or not. The show follows an intensive investigation into the shady movements of the suspected partner.

Once all the evidence has been collected, it is the host’s responsibility to break the bad news to the concerned partner. In the last two episodes, we saw a man whose wife of many years has been cheating on him make threats to the lover.

Uyajola 9/9 airs every Sunday from 21:30 on DStv, channel 157.

Why BCCSA is investigating reality TV show for misconduct

However, the show’s future has been called into question after the BCCSA revealed to Times Live, that it was currently investigating a number of complaints that have been received about the show.

It seems that the most recent episode that aired on Sunday, 29 September, may have disturbed viewers to a point where they could not take it anymore.

The show featured an altercation between a man accused of cheating and his partner. Viewers were disturbed by the level of violence and language abuse that was used to attack the accused cheater, who was accosted by his partner and lover, with little help from the show’s security and host to end the fight.

According to Shouneez Martin, BCCSA’s Registrar, the matter has been raised with MultiChoice, who has yet to respond to their queries.

“At this stage, I can confirm that we have received complaints and that we will consider the complaints as soon as we receive MultiChoice’s response on the matter,” Martin revealed.

MultiChoice, on the other hand, has acknowledged receipt of BCCSA’s inquiry and has vowed to issue a response to the broadcasting authority once it has cleared things up with Moja Love TV.

“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,” the network said.

With all this uncertainty surrounding one of South Africa’s highest-charting reality TV shows has ramped up speculation about its future, the Uyajola 9/9 will be doing what it does week-in-week-out: trending at the top with more controversial footage depicting the scale of domestic violence in South Africa.