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Uyajola Na? - Mzansi tizzy over SA's cheaters show

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Trouble is brewing for unfaithful partners if newly launched television channel MojaLove has its way.

Social media users went into a frenzy on Wednesday night after news broke that the channel is working on a show aimed at exposing unfaithful partners in a new reality television show Uyajola Na? which is based on the American show Cheaters.

Speaking to Sowetan yesterday Uyajola Na? producer Ruth Moatlhodi confirmed that the production work on the show had started.

"We started working on the show recently. We have always had an idea of doing a show like this in our South African climate. However, we put call to action yesterday [Wednesday] on social media just to see how South Africans will relate to something like this," Moatlhodi said.

Social media users reacted differently to the idea, with most people jokingly requesting their partners not to expose them.

Social media user Khoza Dineo said: "Im low key scared that I'll be on #CheatersSA as the other woman."

While Blxcksheep said: "Imagine telling your mom to hurry so y'all can watch #CheatersSA kante the dude in the episode is your father."

Other users also made reference to the controversial American version which sees couples fight, break up and even confront each other on television.

Twitter user Floyd Nkuna said: "In a violent country like ours #CheatersSA isn't such a good idea in my book... no one wants to be humiliated on TV."

However, Moatlhodi maintained that Uyajola Na? would not be controversial but seek to help couples.

"It's very different to the American format. Hence we are naming it Uyajola Na? and the format is not going to be driven by a presenter it's going to be driven by the participants and the complainants and people who come to us looking for help," she said.

Moatlhodi added: "Our aim is not to be scandalous or put people in a bad light. It's simply to assist people in relationships in terms of opening up and having trust.

"Our aim is to help and to help because we also have a panel of psychologists to help because after the show is aired when the people realise that yes my partner is cheating how do we do to help them and that's why we have psychologists and councilors."

Moatlhodi said the Uyajola Na? would hit the screens later in the year.

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