A video of SABC Newsroom anchor Eben Jansen getting hot under the collar while discussing the #RhodesMustFall debate and then angrily dismissing his guest, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, has gone viral. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up the absurdity.Â
Jansen asked Ndlozi to confirm whether the EFF was really, as has been claimed, behind the destruction of multiple monuments in the wake of the #RhodesMustFall saga.
As the interview began, Fighter Ndlozi kept his cool and prefaced his reply by saying that he was â€œtrying to demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy of [Jansen’s] questionâ€.
And a few minutes later, when it became a discussion about Apartheid, Jansen lost it.
See for yourself:
Jansen’s outburst left viewers incredulous.
â€” Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) April 9, 2015
A first year journalism student could have conducted the interview way better than a supposedly experienced journo as He #Ebenjansen
â€” Hellen selematsela (@Mahlatse57) April 9, 2015
The EFF tweeted that the SABC had promised to take disciplinary action against Jansen.
SABC promises to take action against a certain Eben Jansen who acted unprofessionally this morning during interview with @MbuyiseniNdlozi
â€” EFF (@EconFreedomSA) April 9, 2015
For now though, many South Africans are left wondering whether to laugh or cry over the news anchor who lost his cool in a discussion with a calm and collected EFF fighter.