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Uyajola 9/9: Heated brawl sparks debate about normalising violence [video]

The show’s inability to control confrontations has left a bitter taste in the mouths of its supporters.

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Photo: Twitter / @AdvBarryRoux

Uyajola 9/9 is still one of South Africa’s highly rated reality TV shows, but to some, it is starting to leave a bad taste in mouths.

Uyajola 9/9: What’s the latest?

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

Uyajola 9/9 show 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.

While the show often trends on Sundays from the drama aired on a particular episode, most of the show’s notoriety comes from footage of filming that leaks on social media.

Onlookers never miss the opportunity to leak snippets of live confrontations that are yet to air, and this feeds into the narrative of the high levels of infidelity in South Africa, which — no surprise here — has been watered down as a meme-ified trending topic.

Watch: Violent brawl between couple divides social media

As per the norm, social media was abuzz with new footage of a violent confrontation between a couple that was being followed by the Uyajola 9/9 production crew.

Social media was divided about the way the crew handled the violent brawl between the couple, and how scores of partygoers chose to cheer the fight between the man and woman, instead of intervening.

There is not much information available on where or when this footage was recorded. Nonetheless, you can watch it in full below and be the judge.