On Monday, the beloved SABC held a live debate on the legalisation of marijuana in South Africa.
Towards the end of the debate between Andre du Plessis, aka a cannabis activist, and deputy chairperson of the Central Drug Authority (CDA) David Bayever, a visibly frustrated du Plessis is seen lighting up what appears to be a neatly rolled joint.
It seemed du Plessis grew rather miffed when Bayever said the recent xenophobic attacks had delayed the CDAâ€™s position paper on the topic.
Enough, it seemed to light up one on air.
Du Plessis told ENCA later on Monday that he had indeed lit up marijuana.
â€œI am done talking hey … the reality is that people smoke it, and I did,â€ he said.
Du Plessis said he smoked the joint on air because it was the best response to Bayeverâ€™s bullshit argument.
â€œThis is the reality of cannabis while this man continues to blah blah blah.â€
In the caption below the video published on YouTube, the broadcasting authority said it did not agree with getting high.
â€œThe SABC Broadcaster and the SABC Newsroom does not condone the actions of our guest Andre Duplessis.â€
Which is a pity, if you ask us.