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- Wager Africa has scrapped an job interview with Tol Ass Mo.
- The comic was set to surface in the future year of Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi.
- This conclusion arrives amid ongoing court motion in opposition to Tol Ass Mo, who is experiencing allegations of rape.
Following hefty criticism for its controversial conclusion, ViacomCBS Networks Africa is retreating and will no longer broadcast an job interview concerning Pearl Thusi and Tol Ass Mo.
Controversy erupted when Wager Africa declared that Mongezi Mahlangu, recognised as Tol Ass Mo, with each other with his spouse Mome, would be incorporated in the following sequence of sit-down interviews in the future fourth year of the superstar profile sequence Behind the Story fronted by Pearl Thusi.
With MultiChoice and ViacomCBS Africa jogging gender-dependent violence (GBV) strategies and Tv set adverts for the duration of Women’s Thirty day period more than the scourge of violence in opposition to girls in South Africa, Pearl was accused of being “tone deaf” right after she shared that she would be interviewing Tol Ass Mo who is experiencing ongoing court motion right after allegations of rape was introduced in opposition to him by actress Lerato Moloi.
In a assertion previously this month on 4 August Lerato revealed that she was allegedly sexually assaulted and raped by the comic whilst working on a Tv set manufacturing in 2014 in Paarl in the Western Cape.
Mome supported her partner more than the weekend declaring on Instagram: “I will aid my partner until he is tested responsible not by Twitter.[sic]” She additional: “I will not be crucified to make conclusions on some thing that is in court , I will continue being with my vowed until feather discover.[sic]”
Pearl who at first defended her proper to job interview Tol Ass Mo afterwards deleted her social media write-up and has now also locked her Twitter account. Wager and ViacomCBS Africa at first also supported the superstar job interview inclusion in the future year.
The Queen Sono star compared her future Tol Ass Mo job interview to that of CBS News’ Gayle King in the United States. Gayle King interviewed R Kelly for a information special precisely about the multiple rape allegations swirling around him. Pearl explained that she is not a decide but “an activist”.
When Pearl was questioned when she will be interviewing Lerato Moloi, she explained she is “however ready for her to concur”.
On Sunday afternoon ViacomCBS Networks Africa in a assertion manufactured a U-flip and declared that the Pearl Thusi sit-down with Tol Ass Mo will no longer be occurring as part of Behind the Story.
“Wager Africa confirms that the Tol Ass Mo and Mome job interview from the future new year of Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi will not be aired on the channel out of regard for the present-day natural environment, lawful proceedings and the foundation of impartiality,” ViacomCBS Networks Africa explained.
Wager Africa confirms that the Tol Ass Mo and Mome job interview from the future new year of Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi will not be aired on the channel out of regard for the present-day natural environment, lawful proceedings and the foundation of impartiality.
— Wager Africa (@Wager_Africa) August 23, 2020