The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has reprimanded Moja Love channel on DStv for impairing the dignity and privacy of a man accused by his ex-wife of not paying child maintenance.
In an episode of No Excuse, Pay Papgeld, aired on channel 157 in 2018, the woman, who is not being named to protect the identities of her children, claimed that her ex-husband was not paying child maintenance.
The show deals with allegations of parents who refuse to pay child maintenance.
She also claimed that he had neglected his children and was promiscuous.
He was confronted with the allegations by the crew of the show, brandishing cameras, and said he could hear his ex "shouting profanities".
According to the broadcaster the man and his current wife attacked the ex-wife, making it difficult for the crew to handle the situation.
In his written complaint to the BCCSA, the man claimed that his dignity and reputation were impaired when his ex-wife made allegations about him on national television.
"I find these allegations to be maliciously demeaning to our characters… "