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Eben Jansen to be allowed back on air when 'emotionally fit'

The BCCSA instructed the SABC to issue an on-air apology from Jansen.

FILE: Screengrab of SABC’s Eben Jansen interviewing EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Newsroom, 9 April 2015

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said suspended news presenter Eben Jansen will be allowed back on air when he's 'emotionally fit'.

This week, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) instructed the public broadcaster to issue an on-air apology from Jansen.

Jansen has been accused of breaching the broadcasting code of conduct after he lost his temper live on air and denied Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi an opportunity to answer questions.

During the interview Jansen refused to let Ndlozi speak and claimed that he had been stealing a protest action from students who wanted to remove the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the University of Cape Town.

Jansen ended the interview by claiming that he couldn't continue with Ndlozi because it was impossible to have a conversation with him.

It is not clear when he will be back on air.

The SABC's Kaizer Kganyago said, "There is no problem with us apologising because we did not have to wait for the BCCSA to apologise for something that is wrong."

WATCH: Eben Jansen's interview with Mbuyiseni Ndlozi turns sour (19 minutes into the show).

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