BCCSA officially receives complaint against Eben Jansen
The BCCSA confirmed it’s received a complaint following Jansen’s interview with the EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
CAPE TOWN - The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) on Monday confirmed it's received a complaint against South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television presenter Eben Jansen for the way in which he conducted an interview with the Economic Freedom Fighters' national spokesperson.
Jansen was taken off air pending an investigation into his handling of the interview with Mbuyiseni Ndlozi last week.
The presenter was quizzing Ndlozi about the recent spate of attacks on colonial statues, when he began shouting over him and abruptly ended the conversation.
The BCCSA said it received the complaint about Jansen's "appalling conduct" after the interview aired on TV last week.
WATCH: Eben Jansen's interview with Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
The BCCSA said it would investigate as soon as the SABC was able to provide information and respond to the complaint.
Meanwhile, the SABC is probing Jansen's conduct and said it didn't condone what happened.
The presenter received a massive backlash on social media after the interview aired, with many commentators describing his behaviour as "unprofessional".